Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Lit 101908

Unsafe at Any Read By LEE SIEGEL, NYTimes The idea that great literature can improve our lives is a con as old as literature itself.

Comics by the Hernandez Brothers Reviewed by DOUGLAS WOLK, NYTimes New tales and old from the Hernandez Brothers’ ”Love and Rockets” series.

The Future of Reading: Using Video Games as Bait to Hook Readers By MOTOKO RICH
Publishers, authors and even libraries are embracing video games to promote books to young readers. Previous Article in the Series »

He Counts Your Words (Even Those Pronouns) By JESSICA WAPNER, NYTimes
James W. Pennebaker looks at every single word people use — even the tiny ones — and is leading a resurgent interest in text analysis.

THIS I BELIEVE: Special Feature: Tolerance

The French writer Voltaire called tolerance a “consequence of humanity” and the first law of nature. Yet some of us practice it more successfully than others. Click the links below to read how these essayists seek to exercise tolerance in their lives.

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