Tag Archives: Harper Lee

It was the best of times…

I was quite amused by Eli Grober’s piece in the New Yorker, where he rewrote the opening sentences of iconic novels to make them reflect the insanity of our pandemic times. Here are a few choice examples : “A Tale of … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird was chosen by voters as America’s #1 best-loved novel in  “The Great American Read.” The viewers’ voting results were revealed Tuesday night on PBS during the final episode of the eight-part television series and nationwide campaign, … Continue reading

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Resist Much, Obey Little

In recognition of Banned Books Week, here are some quotes from surprising literary works that have been banned or censored over the years.

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Go Set A Watchman

Now that the ridiculous hullabaloo surrounding Harper Lee’s newly “discovered” novel Go Set A Watchman has subsided a bit, Penguin has released some of the rejected submissions for cover art.

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Fame Is Relative

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Literary Starbucks

Jill, Nora and Wilson are three college students who spend a little too much time at their local Starbucks. But they’ve put that malingering to good use with their very amusing blog Literary Starbucks. The minimalist site imagines what might … Continue reading

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To Kill A Mockingbird at 50

Today is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s beloved classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird and numerous events—Read-A-Thons, film screenings, courtroom scene reenactments, etc.—are being held around the country. The heart-breaking coming of age tale set in … Continue reading

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