Vonnegut’s Shapes of Stories

The Scholarly Kitchen links to a video of the great Kurt Vonnegut diagraming the shapes of three common plots.

Unfortunately, the YouTube clip ends before Vonnegut diagrams Kafka and Shakespeare. For the full text, see “Kurt Vonnegut at the Blackboard,” Lapham’s Quarterly.

Good advice here for historians: scholars unstuck in time.


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