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twitter + literature = ?

Posted in books and stories by Kaitlin on March 11, 2010

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twitter, literature, twitterature, twiterature, author, writer, university of chicago, alexander aciman, alex, alexandre, alesander, aceman, acimen, acemen, akimen, akiman, akemen, akeman, emmet rensin, emmett, emett, emet resin, rensen, nineteen, college students, book, cover

“Twitterature” is a new book by nineteen-year-old University of Chicago students Alexander Aciman (left) and Emmett Rensin (right) with the goal of reducing more than eighty pieces of literature into less than twenty tweets, “to its purest, pithiest essence.”

You may doubt the purity of its abridgments, but “Twitterature” is undeniably pithy. My only complaint is that I didn’t think of it first.