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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