Friday, May 1, 2009

Literary Mash-ups


In the halls of The Internet Writing Workshop, a member began a discussion of the recent literary mash-up of the work Jane Austen infused by vampires (The New Yorker: "Jane Austen Does the Monster Mash").

Two enterprising and ambitious members decided to compile contributions of the twisted titles.

I couldn't resist and soon learned the idea becomes compulsive.

FINNEGAN'S 451

"Reader's Digest condenses James Joyce's seminal work."

PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT ABOUT THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

"Philip Roth's daring expose of Mailer's plagiarism of Henry Miller and Faulkner."

THE CATCH-22 IN THE RYE

"Yossarian's bomber strays off course and wipes out the post-war Irish whiskey crop."

MOBY DICK AND JANE

"An albino Balaenoptera musculus kidnaps a young school girl and attempts to extort a cessation of whale-hunting in international waters."

ONE FLEW OVER THE ATLAS SHRUGGED
"Randle P. McMurphy reads Rand to his detriment."
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