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Math and reading can be done unconsciously new research shows - Examiner.com

Eureka! Science News Math and reading can be done unconsciously new research shows

 

Researchers at the Hebrew University in Israel are the first to demonstrate that the unconscious processing of reading material and the manipulation of mathematical problems that require multiple step solutions can be done unconsciously. The research was presented in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on November, 12, 2012.

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Reddit and Weep - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Reddit and Weep - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Reddit and Weep Inside Higher Ed (blog) I've been exploring online communities that discuss crime fiction to see how people talk about books when not in school, to explore the social nature of reading, and to think about how people negotiate that...
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EL Doctorow: 'He showed how a great literary imagination can illuminate the present through the prism of the past'

EL Doctorow: 'He showed how a great literary imagination can illuminate the present through the prism of the past' | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
He was a a bestselling novelist who wrote serious fiction. He radiated curiosity and intelligence. Mark Lawson pays tribute to a great American original
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The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature's Most Epic Road Trips ... - Atlas Obscura

The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature's Most Epic Road Trips ... - Atlas Obscura | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
I am a freak for the American road trip. And I'm not alone, as some of this country's best writers have taken a shot at describing that quintessentially...
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From the article: "To be included, a book needed to have a narrative arc matching the chronological and geographical arc of the trip it chronicles. It needed to be non-fictional, or, as in the case of On the Road, at least told in the first-person."

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Portlander Ursula K. Le Guin is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature ... - Portland Monthly

Portlander Ursula K. Le Guin is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature ... - Portland Monthly | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
At 85, she may be Portland’s greatest writer. She may also be the fiercest.
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AD's English Literature : D. H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers as a Psychological Novel

AD's English Literature : D. H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers as a Psychological Novel | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Sons and Lovers belongs to the category of psychological fiction. The remarkable development of psychological novel is a notable phenomenon of the twentieth century literary scene.
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Atticus Finch Confronted What the South Couldn't | TIME - TIME

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While there are many noble characters in the pantheon of Southern fiction, few have the iconic standing of Harper Lee's Atticus Finch.

 

In 'To Kill a Mockingbird', Harper Lee recognized the way white southerners face harsh truths—In 'Go Set a Watchman', she did not

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'Go Set a Watchman' sells over 1.1 million copies in first week | fox8.com - fox8.com

'Go Set a Watchman' sells over 1.1 million copies in first week | fox8.com - fox8.com | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
NEW YORK-- "Go Set a Watchman," Harper Lee's anticipated follow-up to the seminal 1960 classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," sold over 1.1 million copies in its first week in the U.S. and Canada, the bo...
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Antihero: What Dexter Taught Me About Writing Antiheroes

Antihero: What Dexter Taught Me About Writing Antiheroes | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
From Walter White to Frank Underhill to Dexter, antiheroes have been some of pop culture’s moved beloved protagonists. Why do we love antiheroes so much?
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Harper Lee and the hero's journey - AMERICAblog (blog)

Harper Lee and the hero's journey - AMERICAblog (blog) | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Harper Lee's evolving portrayal of Atticus Finch in Go Set a Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird show her evolution as a writer and person.

 

In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell outlines a common archetype in mythology, in which the hero makes a long journey to a distant land. He is changed in the process of that journey by the things he encounters (in mythology, it is often a magical realm of unsuspected challenge and/or danger). Eventually the hero returns home with a new vision and gives hope and courage to his people based upon the transformation that his journey has wrought within him. Psychologists tell us that these mythological archetypes are present in all of us, and that we each live out these various archetypes to some extent. I would submit that Harper Lee made that hero’s journey, and while her initial return home is reflected in Go Set a Watchman, her transformative work is seen in To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

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Hemingway's Messy Legacy Gets Messier - The Daily Beast - Daily Beast

Hemingway's Messy Legacy Gets Messier - The Daily Beast - Daily Beast | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The release of a new edition of Hemingway’s gory Green Hills of Africa leaves one wondering—what to make of his legacy?
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Now We Can Finally Say Goodbye to the White Savior Myth of Atticus - New York Times

Now We Can Finally Say Goodbye to the White Savior Myth of Atticus - New York Times | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The anxiety and debate surrounding “Watchman,” lets us re-examine white liberalism in literature and how it shapes our responses to racial injustice in real life.
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A Latina Anne of Green Gables: Andi Teran on 'Ana of California' - LA Times - Los Angeles Times

A Latina Anne of Green Gables: Andi Teran on 'Ana of California' - LA Times - Los Angeles Times | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Since 1908, "Anne of Green Gables" has sold more than 50 million copies and become a beloved classic. While L.M. Montgomery's series about a strong-willed orphan has been revisited before, including as a television miniseries, it's now gotten a creative revamping by first-time author Andi Teran. She updates the story for the modern era — with a Latina heroine.

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Teachers' New Homework: a 'Watchman' Plan - Wall Street Journal

Teachers' New Homework: a 'Watchman' Plan - Wall Street Journal | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The release Tuesday of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” gave English teachers some tricky summer homework: how to reframe their lessons on “To Kill a Mockingbird” now that its moral center, Atticus Finch, has been depicted as a racist.
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This article raises an interesting question: Does GO SET A WATCHMAN change how we look at TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD? Aren't they two separate works?

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Don Carpenter, Portland's great forgotten writer, is found again | OregonLive.com - OregonLive.com

Don Carpenter, Portland's great forgotten writer, is found again | OregonLive.com - OregonLive.com | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Twenty years after his suicide, Carpenter's books are coming back into print and being rediscovered by a new generation.
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9 Diverse Fantasy Books That Will Challenge Your Idea of Fantasy Fiction

9 Diverse Fantasy Books That Will Challenge Your Idea of Fantasy Fiction | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Fantasy recommendation lists are characterized by their safety. Curious newcomers to the genre, having enjoyed their sample of escapist literature, request more stories, more worlds to lose themselves in. More often than not, though, the recommendations that they receive are the same few critically acclaimed authors whose work is all too often presented as representative of the genre.  My belief is that Fantasy literature is the perfect lens for readers to challenge our ideas of humanity, violence, society, and power. My recommendations in this list (yes, another list!) will reflect that belief. Buckle up. 

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Very nice list of fantasy books that includes Singaporean author Joyce Chng's The Tale of Yin.

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The Strange, Unsettling Fiction of James Purdy - The New Yorker - The New Yorker

The Strange, Unsettling Fiction of James Purdy - The New Yorker - The New Yorker | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Purdy’s deadpan and dark novels seem likely to remain an acquired taste. But it is a taste worth acquiring.
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Text and the city: writers in New York remain fascinated by its storied past

Text and the city: writers in New York remain fascinated by its storied past | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
A reading underneath the Brooklyn Bridge by two writers highlights the greatest love affair many New York authors have – with the city itself
“You guys wanna talk about sex?
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Passion and social change: The modern rise of Turgenev | Russia Beyond The ... - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Passion and social change: The modern rise of Turgenev | Russia Beyond The ... - Russia Beyond the Headlines | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Considered a lesser playwright to Chekhov for many years, Ivan Turgenev is finding new popularity among theatergoers, who are responding well to his passionate stories set in a changing world
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Are we alone? SF is as sure a guide as any - The Guardian

Any truth humans can find ‘out there’ remains speculative, and science and fiction are both still telling stories
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How Go Set a Watchman Solves the Mystery of Harper Lee

How Go Set a Watchman Solves the Mystery of Harper Lee | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Watchman tells a different story, one in which home, not fame, is the greatest source of angst.

 

Watchman may leave Mockingbird fans equally horrified, and critics disappointed, but it’s a crucial biographical document. For every question it raises about its profoundly famous and private 89-year-old author, it also answers a mystery or two about Lee’s life and motivations.

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An Evening with the Real Scout Finch | The New Republic - The New Republic

An Evening with the Real Scout Finch | The New Republic - The New Republic | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Worlds collide when Mary Badham, who played Scout Finch in the 1962 film "To Kill A Mockingbird," reads "Go Set a Watchman."
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Has Any Teen Movie Reworked a Literary Classic Better Than ... - Slate Magazine - Slate Magazine

Has Any Teen Movie Reworked a Literary Classic Better Than ... - Slate Magazine - Slate Magazine | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
A loose reworking of Jane Austen’s Emma, Clueless set the template for a mini-genre of teen movies adapted from literary classics that sprung up in the late ’90s and through the ’00s, including She’s All That, Cruel Intentions, and She’s the Man.
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100 Must-Read Books on English: Essays, Writing, and Literary Criticism

100 Must-Read Books on English: Essays, Writing, and Literary Criticism | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

100 Must-Read Books on English: Essays, Writing, and Literary Criticism is a reading list for the literate. It contains many of the classic critics of the past, Leavis, Richards, Auerbach, and Empson, with many contemporary greats, such as Eagleton, Wood, Bloom, and Said. There are many of the great texts on writing, by the likes of Orwell, White, King, and Zinsser. And there are the great essayists: Benjamin, Vidal, Macdonald, and Russell. Mixed in there are many superb books on journalism, film criticism, and literary theory.

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Yes, it's a long list, and some of the books listed here are much less influential than others. Still, just looking at the titles and descriptions here is informative.

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Why writers treasure islands: Isolated, remote, defended - they're great ... - The Independent

Why writers treasure islands: Isolated, remote, defended - they're great ... - The Independent | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
In Enid Blyton's The Secret Island the children look longingly at the setting for their adventure.
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Ideas and Creations Blog: Mockingbirds, watchmen, and novelists: on Harper ... - Luther College News (blog)

Ideas and Creations Blog: Mockingbirds, watchmen, and novelists: on Harper ... - Luther College News (blog) | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Professor Weldon examines the controversy in the recent release of "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee, and in turn asks us to "reexamine what we thought we knew."
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A fiction writer who is also an English professor looks at "Watchman" as an early draft of "Mockingbird."

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