Twitter’s guide to classic literature


Social networking and micro-blogging site Twitter has given rise to Twitterature, a soon to be published book in the UK where the classic literary works of Shakespeare, Byron, Hemmingway, Austen, Goethe and many more, have been re-worked each into two-line “tweets” (ie. messages on Twitter) or less by two students at the University of Chicago. 

The Guardian (UK) gives an example from Twitterature:

"Romeo tweets his dying lament: O, I am fortune’s fool! Maybe just a tool. And so I die. BTW that other woman I was into before Juliet? Would’ve been a safer bet."

The book is published by Penguin.


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