Entries Tagged as 'Fiction Fridays'

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Literature Goes Digital

What if you re-wrote great literature condensing the action into chapters of up to 140 characters? Oh wait, that’s a tweet, right? Hence, the fusion of tweets and literature into Twitterature, the creation of University of Chicago dorm mates, Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin. Aciman and Rensin have taken 83 classic and not-so-classic works and [...]

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Fiction Fridays: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

“I was sixteen and I had the confidence then of a teenager who’d had to act like an adult for too long.” Girl In Translation (Jean Kwok, p. 290) In this debut novel, Kimberly Chang and her mother immigrate to New York City from Hong Kong knowing very little English but owing lots of money. To [...]