Posted on July 6, 2023 at 10:52 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Guardian interviewed two modern authors whose work remains impactful ... in ways they didn't exactly expect.
It was written as a warning about heroin use, but nowadays, Welsh says, many young people don't have anything to lose if they do become addicted.
The book "almost becomes some kind of inspiring clarion call: let’s do (expletive) drugs, man. We’re (screwed) anyway. Let’s just go for it," he told the Guardian.
Things are a little rosier for cartoonist and author Alison Bechdel, though.
And one reference from it — the Bechdel test — has endured to this day, to its creator's great surprise.
"I didn’t ever intend for it to be the real gauge it has become and it’s hard to keep talking about it over and over, but it’s kind of cool," she told the Guardian.
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