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Breaking Down Classing Literature in 140 Characters or Less

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.

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