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East Bay Classic Fiction Book Club Message Board › NY Times Articles of Interest

NY Times Articles of Interest

Carissa
CP20
Group Organizer
Oakland, CA


Hello Classical Enthusiasts-

Three articles on fiction and reading appeared in the op-ed section of the New York Times this weekend and I thought everyone would be interested in taking a look….that is if you can tear yourself away from The Count of Monte Cristo! I've included the links below for each article.

Enjoy! Carissa





The first article, "My Life's Sentences" is written by Jhumpa Lahiri who is a Bengali American author. If you need a break from all this fabulous classical fiction, I definitely suggest picking up one of her three novels.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/17/my-lifes-sentences/?emc=eta1­

The second article, "Your Brain on Fiction" discusses how stories stimulate the brain.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-neuroscience-of-your-brain-on-fiction.html?_r=1&emc=eta1­

The third is titled "The Way We Read Now" and is a book critic's guide to e-reading devices.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/sunday-review/the-way-we-read-now.html?emc=eta1­


Garrick S.
user 13348231
Berkeley, CA
Post #: 1
Thank you Carissa.
I found the 2nd article of more interest to me over the other two, mostly because I fine the way the brain works to be utterly fascinating.
Since you use an e-reader do you think that article did a good job?
-Garrick
Katie
user 7581212
Oakland, CA
Post #: 1
Another article from today's Times, on marketing classical fiction to the modern teenager. Silly, but I thought people might get a kick out of it :)

http://www.nytimes.co...­

Katie
Carissa
CP20
Group Organizer
Oakland, CA
Post #: 48
Thanks for sharing Katie! Interesting, I wonder if they are more likely to finish/enjoy the book with the new cover.
Jamie C.
user 52099222
Oakland, CA
Post #: 1
I'm with Garrick on this one...that second NYT article was really fascinating and enlightening. It's reassuring to come across studies like these that reinforce the positive impacts on oneself and society at large of engaging with fiction; classical and otherwise.
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