Modeling Literary Culture

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Should book reviews be reserved for the literary elite? Isn’t it important for a book to win the respect of the general public?

These are the questions that distinguish book reviews from blog reviews, which is essential in our forging a new literary culture. This literary culture is being quantified and boiled down to a science at the Stanford Literary Lab, whose research is showing the ways of our “cultural transmissions.”


Sam Riley is an adult who works at McSweeney's. More from this author →