Inspired by the attention surrounding J.D. Salinger’s lawsuit to block an unauthorized sequel to The Catcher in the Rye, Patrick Brown at Vroman’s has put together an impressive, involved post cataloging and discussing literary remixes.
The New YorkerBook Bench is having a contest. Submit a photo of your pet dressed as a character from literature. My kittens are in for the worst two weeks of their young lives. Dante and Fur-gil? Tess of the O’Paw-bervilles? Jay Catsby?
Stephen King is working with Dennis Calero to publish a free, weekly eComic entitled “Little Green God of Agony.” Readers can check it out on his website. Over at PopMatters, Dominic Umilelooks closely at the comic’s emergence, as well as the author’s interest in the horror comics genre.
Sometimes the most important issues are the most difficult to discuss. While a conversation about diversity in literature has started, The New Republicasks us why socioeconomic status is often left out of the conversation. Our essay on the rise and fall of the creative class pairs nicely.