Wednesday, 13 May 2009

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.

1 comment:

Santos Dumont Número 8 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