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inkpop Fundamentals: May 27, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 27, 2010

One-Hit Wonders of the Literary World Louisa May Alcott is best known for her books Little Women and Little Men, but during her time as an author, she also penned thrillers such as Behind a Mask. Though held in high-regard for works such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma, many overlooked Jane Austen’s more Gothic literary effort Northanger Abbey. Just as musicians of today are oftentimes labeled as one-hit wonders; many of the world’s favorite classic authors – including Charlotte Bronte, Mark Twain, and Herman Melville – are known only for one or two works, despite the fact that they have penned far more. Here, a list of some of the most overlooked books by some of the world’s best-known authors. Huffington Post.

Wimbledon…in verse? Sports and poetry is perhaps as different from one another as night and day; nevertheless, the British tennis championship known as Wimbledon is going where no athletic sport has gone before, by hiring Matt Harvey, a British wordsmith, to serve as the event’s official poet. As such, Harvey is expected to write one poem per day for the entirety of the two-week event. His first Wimbledon contribution has already been released under the title The Grandest of Slams. Harvey is the first person to ever hold such a title in Wimbeldon history. Entertainment Weekly.

‘Making Money’…Andy Warhol style! Though he passed away in 1987; Andy Warhol’s memory has lived on in film, books, art, and countless other areas of the creative world since. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to The Andy Warhol Museum; his canvas entitled Eight Elvises sold for a whopping 100 million back in 1963; he is the man responsible for the term 15 minutes of fame (an abbreviated version of his quote In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.); and now he’s coming to a bookstore near you via Making Money, a flipbook consisting of drawings of money that Warhol created as a 1981 Christmas gift for then preteen Berkeley Reinhold, which features a foreword by Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry. The book hits shelves in October 2010. Luxist.

Over to you…what classic work do you feel has been overlooked by critics and readers? What is your favorite classic book? Did any of your favorites make the list? What do you think of poetry about sports? Can you think of any other sports that may benefit from the inclusion of poetry? Are you a fan of Andy Warhol? Will you be buying Making Money? What do you think of Warhol’s quote…do you feel that it’s true or not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

One Response to “inkpop Fundamentals: May 27, 2010”

  1. Nella said

    The Little Prince should be given more credit 🙂

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