twitwiture

Thanks to Sasha for sending me this link to a Telegraph article on tweets as literature. Some tasty examples below from Tim Collins' Little Book of Twitter. Meanwhile the air is thick with exciting projects and collaborations forming - none quite ready to tweetblogblababout just yet.

Ulysses

jamesjoyce: Man walks around Dublin. We follow every minute detail of his day. He’s probably overtweeting.

Great Expectations

charlesdickens: Orphan given £££ by secret follower. He thinks it’s @misshavisham but it turns out to be @magwitch

The Catcher in the Rye

jdsalinger: Rich kid thinks everyone is fake except for his little sister. Has breakdown. @markchapman is now following @johnlennon

Pride and Prejudice

janeaustin: Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together.

Bridget Jones’s Diary

helenfielding: RT @janeaustin Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together.

Comments

C. S. Soares said…
Since April, I'm "twitterizing" my 2006 novel, "Santos Dumont Número 8: O Livro das Superstições" @sd8.

I'm also publishing the original complete text into the Institute's CommentPress [ http://www.pontolit.com.br/sd8 ].

On Twitter, I gave 8 of the characters Twitter accounts.

My opinion is that Twitter is a new space for the creation of narratives [My proposal is based on the explanation of "narratio" (status updates?) made by Roland Barthes in 'La Préparation du roman'].

An article on Teleread explains @sd8 for English speakers who wish to get a better idea of the project: http://www.teleread.org/2009/04/08/the-twitterization-of-santos-dumont-numero-8/

Best regards,

Claudio Soares
@cssoares

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