Interviews | September 01, 1995

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Interviewer:  You seem to have very definite ideas about the function of family stories, and the whole principle of storytelling.  Can you tell us about those ideas?

Jiles:  Storytelling is a participatory sport, not a spectator sport.  It’s one that anybody can indulge in, and is expected to, in families that still have the old traditions, and even in some that don’t.

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