Croatian Journal of Philosophy 21 (61):93-109 (2021)

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Andrew J. Corsa
Lynn University
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Can fictional literature help us lead better lives? This essay argues that some works of literature can help us both change our personal narratives and develop new narratives that will guide our actions, enabling us to better achieve our goals. Works of literature can lead us to consider the hypothesis that we might beneficially change our future-oriented, personal narratives. As a case study, this essay considers Ben Lerner’s novel, 10:04, which focuses on humans’ ability to develop new narratives, and which articulates a narrative that takes into account both everyday life and large-scale issues like the global, environmental crisis.
Keywords Narrative  Fiction  Personal Narrative  Literary narrative  Autofiction  Global Warming  Living Option  Ben Lerner
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