Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chekhov: good for you, like carrots

“This is why I love science,” Louise Erdrich, whose novel “The Round House” was used in one of the experiments, wrote in an e-mail. The researchers, she said, “found a way to prove true the intangible benefits of literary fiction.” 

“Thank God the research didn’t find that novels increased tooth decay or blocked up your arteries,” she added.

- For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov