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A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Fiction for Good Living

For a long time literary critics and philosophers have argued, along with the novelist George Eliot, that one of fiction’s main jobs is to “enlarge men’s sympathies.” Recent lab work suggests they are right. The psychologists Mar and Keith Oatley tested the idea that entering fiction’s simulated social worlds enhances our ability to connect with . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Fiction for Good Living