Lucy Pollard-Gott

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Lucy Pollard-Gott, PhD, is an author, psychologist, and critic whose research has centered on the psychology of the arts. She has published articles about the structure of fairy tales, what happens with repeated listening to music, the social psychology of our interactions with fictional characters, and her discovery of fractals in the poetry of Wallace Stevens. She likes to tinker with her website, fictional100.com, or talk with wonderful folks on Twitter (@Fictional100) or Goodreads about their favorite fictional characters. She has just moved her blog, The Fictional 100, to fictional100.wordpress.com. She likes to blog about new sightings of her characters, especially in books, films, and television.

10 Years of “The Fictional 100”: Some New Perspectives

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A few weeks ago, I realized that it has been 10 years since The Fictional 100 was published. Although the copyright page says 2009, the book was actually published early in January of 2010. I started this blog the following January, with the post “Some of my best friends are fictional…”. Since the decade mark on the book has passed, it seemed a good time to reflect, give t

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Published on February 04, 2020 15:18
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

Honoré de Balzac
“The more one judges, the less one loves.”
Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage

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“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.”
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“One of the many things I love about bound books is their sheer physicality. Electronic books live out of sight and out of mind. But printed books have body, presence. ... I often seek electronic books, but they never come after me. They may make me feel, but I can't feel them. They are all soul with no flesh, no texture, and no weight.”
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“We're all in the end-of-your-life book-club, whether we acknowledge it or not; each book we read may well be the last, each conversation the final one.”
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