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Stories, religion, politics and evolution

Staying with the literature theme of a few days ago and earlier today, here is another write up on Jonathan Gottschall’s new book and an article by JG himself here and a related review article of another book by John Gray here. E. O. WilsonJonathan GottschallJonathan HaidtLiteratureNew AtheismSolzhenitsynStorytelling

Why fiction is good for you

H/T to JG for bringing this to my attention. The über talented and prodigious chap who I’ve raved about before, Jonathan Gottschall, has this article in The Globe. In this vein, check out his recently published The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human. FictionGottschallJonathan GottschallLiteratureStorytelling