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It's Lit!

Why We Keep Retelling the Classics

11/17/2021 | 12m 30s

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From James Joyce’s Ulysses to Bridget Jones’s Diary, you’ve probably read a book that was just a modern retelling of a well-established story. Which is to say nothing of other forms of media and their own obsessions with retellings. Sometimes a story is just so dang good, it bears repeating. Sometimes more than once. Sometimes multiple times. I’m looking at you, Jane Austen.

Aired: 11/17/21 | Rating: NR

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