Reading with Selection in Mind

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Science  03 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5761, pp. 612-613
DOI: 10.1126/science.1123990

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The Literary Animal. Evolution and the Nature of Narrative. Jonathan Gottschall and David Sloan Wilson, Eds.. Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL, 2005. 332 pp. $79.95. ISBN 0-8101-2286-3. Paper, $29.95. ISBN 0-8101-2287-1.

The contributors, who include both literary analysts and evolutionary biologists, offer a Darwinian perspective on the creation, reception, and interpretation of literature.