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Alexander Aciman & Emmett Rensin – Twitterature | Review

Title: Twitterature

Author: Alexander Aciman & Emmett Rensin

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 146

Rating: 6/10

 

Alexander Aciman & Emmett Rensin – Twitterature

Alexander Aciman & Emmett Rensin – Twitterature

 

Written by two students from the University of Chicago, the concept behind Twitterature is simple – take a classic piece of literature, break down the structure until it reaches 140 characters and present it as if it was being tweeted. Confused? Here’s an example from George Orwell‘s 1984:

“Met a drab hot girl today. Slipped me a note saying she loved me. Romance is forbidden because everything good in this society is bad. Hmm.”

But be warned – if you’re a serious fan of literature, you might take objection to the way that these masterpieces have been distilled and re-written with contemporary jargon. And if you’re not a Twitter user, you probably won’t understand what the fuss is all about anyway. Otherwise, it’s worth a read just for the kicks.

 

To clarify, there are multiple tweets (usually around twenty) per classic, each of which tells a part of the story.

To clarify, there are multiple tweets (usually around twenty) per classic, each of which tells a part of the story.

 

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