Kenostic vs. Heuristic Storytelling

"Robinson Crusoe" illustration by Walter Paget. I once attended a lecture on the Polish-born English novelist Joseph Conrad. The lecturer talked about two types of text. The first was “heuristic” in which the hero/reader gains knowledge as the novel progresses – like Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe”. Then other type of text is “kenostic” where the … Continue reading Kenostic vs. Heuristic Storytelling