On Literature and Empathy: An Illustrative Example

A recent study shows that literary fiction improves the reader’s capacity for empathy. Speaking anecdotally, I see considerable merit in these findings. Having read Joyce’s Ulysses in college, for example, I feel awful for anyone compelled to do the same.

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