Author: Alexander Aciman & Emmett Rensin
Page Count/Review Word Count: 146
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.