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Reading Children, Posthumous Novels

July 10, 2012 | by

  • William Faulkner’s first published work, from the 1919 New Republic.
  • Woody Guthrie’s unpublished novel will be published next year, with a little help from Johnny Depp.
  • If you’ve never seen Émile Zola’s legendary “J’Accuse!” editorial, the Los Angeles Review of Books has helpfully shared it.
  • If Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester texted.
  • The Dorothy Parker Facebook page FAQ is the ne plus ultra of dead author Fabecbook page FAQs.
  • Vintage photos of children reading.

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    1. […] These projects can be reclamatory, in two broad and sometimes-overlapping categories: the biographical, and the political. “DorothyParker Quotes” (@_DorothyParker; 2,200 followers) dutifully reposts her namesake’s quotable irreverencies but also takes care to re-establish Dorothy Parker as a flesh-and-blood human, whose reflexive wit was in part a mode of self-protection. Novelist Ellen Meister launched the Parker account after her first social media venture—a Parker Facebook hub—broke 100,000 followers. Reviewing the page’s FAQ, the Paris Review dubbed it the “ne plus ultra of Facebook FAQs.” […]

    2. […] These projects can be reclamatory, in two broad and sometimes-overlapping categories: the biographical, and the political. “DorothyParker Quotes” (@_DorothyParker; 2,200 followers) dutifully reposts her namesake’s quotable irreverencies but also takes care to re-establish Dorothy Parker as a flesh-and-blood human, whose reflexive wit was in part a mode of self-protection. Novelist Ellen Meister launched the Parker account after her first social media venture—a Parker Facebook hub—broke 100,000 followers. Reviewing the page’s FAQ, the Paris Review dubbed it the “ne plus ultra of Facebook FAQs.” […]

    3. […] These projects can be reclamatory, in two broad and sometimes-overlapping categories: the biographical, and the political. “DorothyParker Quotes” (@_DorothyParker; 2,200 followers) dutifully reposts her namesake’s quotable irreverencies but also takes care to re-establish Dorothy Parker as a flesh-and-blood human, whose reflexive wit was in part a mode of self-protection. Novelist Ellen Meister launched the Parker account after her first social media venture—a Parker Facebook hub—broke 100,000 followers. Reviewing the page’s FAQ, the Paris Review dubbed it the “ne plus ultra of Facebook FAQs.” […]

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