Anne Frank Tried to Obscure Two Pages of Her Diary With Brown Paper, and New Technology Has Just Revealed Why
Two previously unseen pages of Anne Frank’s diary were recently uncovered after researchers in Amsterdam were able to access the pages using digital image-processing technology. The long-standing concern was that separation of the pages might damage the integrity of the famous white-and-red plaid notebook.
The pages, which were covered by brown paper, were presented at a news conference in May.
It turns out that we may read science fiction less thoughtfully than we do literary writing.
According to a paper published in the journal, Scientific Study of Literature, professors Chris Gavaler and Dan Johnson of Washington and Lee University found that when mentally classifying text under science fiction, readers automatically assume the text is less valuable — in a literary sense. For this reason, humans unconsciously put a decreased level of effort into reading works of science fiction than they would apply to literary writing.
If there is one thing A Song of Ice and Fire fans know about author George R. R. Martin, it is that he is a notoriously slow and deliberate writer.
Some fans fear with Martin’s “advancing age” — he is only 68, but fans are watching the clock anxiously — and painstaking, laborious writing habits, he will never finish the final two books of the famed series.