Twitterature has made it onto the most recent list of banished words. That would be the annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English
for mis-use, over-use and general uselessness. Twitterature
takes classic literature and condenses it into a series of 140-character “tweets.” Along the way, it leads the western canon down a uniquely 21st century path, from book to internet sensation, back to book again. Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin are 19-year old students at the University of Chicago who have turned their literary-inspired twitter stream into the book Twitterature. Readings:
Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin read from Twitterature
Tonight at 6 57th Street Books in Hyde Park
Thursday at 7 p.m. Book Cellar Submit your own version of Twitterature below in the comment section! We'll read the best ones on air.
Music Button: Medeski Martin & Wood, "I Wanna Ride You", from the CD Note Bleu-Best of the Blue Note Years 1998-2005, (Blue Note)