Booker proposes an entirely new thesis about the nature of storytelling. From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Jaws, Booker shows that there are a number of basic themes which continually reappear in the storytelling of mankind, shaping tales of very different kinds and from almost every age and culture.
Literature: history & criticism
Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited
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Christopher Booker was a founding editor of Private Eye, to which he regularly contributed, and also wrote a longstanding column for the Sunday Telegraph.
His bestselling books include The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, The Real Global Warming Disaster, The Great Deception, The Mad Officials, Scared to Death and The Neophiliacs. Booker died in July 2019.
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