Friday, February 19, 2016
Harper Lee Merges With The Infinite
According to The New York Times, author Harper Lee has merged with The Infinite.
Of all the books I read in K-12 as assigned reading, To Kill a Mockingbird one of only two I picked up again and again after the assignments were over and done (the other being Fahrenheit 451).
The book is so profoundly and stunningly... American. But, I assume, also universal. And as important as it is, in general, its also so, so important to share with young people as they move from childhood onto the path to adulthood.
But I don't need to tell you about the book, or its impact. Heck, it's written above the title in the image of the cover I've posted above. And, it's assigned reading in every school district in the US, I assume.
For all the work so many authors put out there, it's fascinating to know Harper Lee released her one novel and then retreated, only releasing new material in the last year, and under shady circumstances. And, yes, I have chosen not to read the other book, which i do not believe she would have intended to release while alive.