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Mass production and literacy

The era of mass production and mass literacy we have today is the result of the invention of print in northern Europe by Johannes Gutenburg.

Novels didn't have the baggage associated with ancient forms of literature. They allowed new types of authors and readers, especially women who used novels to engage with the most pressing questions of modern society.

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... are crucial elements of wisdom, realism and maturity. Our love stories excite us to expect things of love that are neither very possible nor very practical.

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Emma Bovary in Madame Bovary (1856) spent her childhood immersed in Romantic fiction. As a result, she’s expecting that her husband will be someone who understands her soul perfectly.

When she does get married to the kind, thoughtful but human. But she is quickly bored by the routines of married life. She is convinced that her life has gone profoundly wrong for one central reason: because it’s so different from what the novels she knows told her it would be.

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  • The Production Effect: Researchers have found that people remember words and texts better if those are read out aloud, as compared to silent reading.
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  • The Enactment Effect: Spoken words also let us visualize, imagine and even enact certain words, strongly associating them with our memory.
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Reading aloud is great for elderly people and can delay the onset of dementia and also make certain memory problems detectable at an early stage.