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The Secrets of Storytelling



The Secrets of Storytelling: Why We Love a Good Yarn

By Jeremy Hsu

Scientific American September 2008



August 7, 2008 Posted by | cognitive science, neuroscience | , | Leave a comment

Virginia Woolf, At Intersection Of Science And Art

Author of Proust was a Neuroscientist Jonah Lehrer discusses in a NPR programme how novelist such as Virginia Woolf anticipated what neuroscientists discovered decades later. A summary article.

There is an extract from the book at the bottom of the page.

August 7, 2008 Posted by | neuroscience, Novel, Novelist, Proust, Virginia Woolf | , , , | Leave a comment

Jonathan Crary on J M W Turner



Memo from Turner by Jonathan Crary in ArtForum.



August 7, 2008 Posted by | J M W Turner | | Leave a comment

Solzhynitsyn’s Cancer Ward



The Twentieth Century Russian Novel by David Gillespie

This is Google Book transcript, so there are a few pages missing. Chapter 7 deals with Cancer Ward.  If you haven’t read it (and  don’t want to) but want to read about it, this is pretty good.

He also does Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.




August 7, 2008 Posted by | Solzhynitsyn | , | Leave a comment