Posted on March 27, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
A number of stories in our RSS feed recently have focused on the art and love of retelling literature.
Emily Temple makes the controversial claim that these thirteen movies or TV series are actually better than the books they were based on (Literary Hub).
John Mullan explores the features of Charles Dickens's writing that have kept it so appealing to subsequent generations (The Guardian).
Other classic stories, such as 1984, Romeo and Juliet, and the Arthurian legends, are being retold from female characters' perspectives; Sarah Shaffi examines this trend and why it's about more than just gender (The Guardian).
And finally, fan fiction might not carry the most prestige among literary styles, but Esther Yi, author of a novel about obsession in the modern age, makes the case for respecting it even if you don't want to read it (NPR).
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