By Alexander Aciman, Emmett Rensin

Might be whereas analyzing Shakespeare you have got requested your self, What precisely is Hamlet attempting to inform me? Why needs to he mince phrases and muse in lyricism and, briefly, whack in regards to the shrub? but when the Prince of Denmark had a Twitter account and an iPhone, he may inform his tale in genuine time--and concisely! accordingly the genius of Twitterature.

Hatched in a dorm room on the mind belief that's the college of Chicago, Twitterature is a hilarious and irreverent re-imagining of the classics as a sequence of 140-character tweets from the protagonist. offering a crash path in additional than 80 of the world's best-known books, from Homer to Harry Potter, Virgil to Voltaire, Tolstoy to Twilight and Dante to The Da Vinci Code. it is the final Cliffs Notes. simply because as nice because the classics are, who has time to learn these immense, lengthy books anymore?

Sample tweets:

From Hamlet: WTF IS POLONIUS DOING at the back of THE CURTAIN???

From the Harry Potter sequence: Oh guy massive match at my institution this year!! PSYCHED! i'm hoping no one dies this yr, and each yr as though through clockwork.

From The nice Gatsby: Gatsby is so emo. Who cries approximately his female friend whereas consuming breakfast...IN THE POOL?

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