Wondering how classical Literature would work in the form of tweets? Well, wonder no more, Twitterature is here!

Shakespeare, Homer, Kafka, Hemingway, Woolf, Pushkin, (you name it) – too difficult to understand? try reading it, Twitterature style!

Twitterature (a combination of Twitter and Literature), is written by 2 students at the university of Chicago. Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin recreate classical Literature in the social networking arena using tweets. Tweets allow < 140 characters, making them “short and sweet”.

You know that Cliff’s notes are often confronted when students have a lot to read, well, according to the site, it’s hailed as the ” hipster’s Cliff’s Notes of Cliff’s Notes, a Bathroom reader for short stays, and a coffee table that still leaves room to serve coffee.”

What does it sound like? Take an example, The Great Gatsby, often voted the best novel of the last century, reduced to 16 twitter posts, each well within the 140 character limit, counting spaces…! (Example) In the fourth tweet, Nick, the elegant, understated, sensitive narrator has this to say: “Some dude is standing on the bay with his arms up looking at a symbolic light.  What a CREEP!” And somewhere towards the book’s poignant end, he continues: “Gatsby is so emo. Who cries about his girlfriend while eating breakfast … IN THE POOL?”

Have a great time reading Twitterature, enjoy Classics in the form of Tweets!

Have a great day! 🙂


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