Hipster Lit

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-04-15
  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
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Hipster Lit. takes some of the most celebrated characters from famous novels and reimagines them as fully-fledged, modern-day hipsters. With 40 different literary legends analyzed, you’ll never look at the classics the same way again. Take Hamlet, for example; no longer is he the prince of Denmark, instead he lives a lonely existence in his bedroom on the Upper East Side, writing poetry, reading Nietzsche, and listening to Bright Eyes. His dad recently died when his private jet crashed and his mum has shacked up with her husband’s former business partner. Or there’s Oliver Twist, who has just moved to London and is getting acquainted with the city’s squat party scene. He’s just had his first line of cocaine and already he’s asking for more. Next up are the girls from Little Women who run a guerrilla crafting club where they make knitted and crocheted cupcakes for their “marmee,†while Jo writes Twilight-inspired fan-fic to post on her blog. Then there’s multi-millionaire entrepreneur Jay Gatsby, who’s made his fortune by developing apps and uses his earnings to put on elaborate pop-up cocktail parties and events using artisinal spirits to try and impress an old flame.

Author Biography

Kara Simsek is a journalist specializing in music and the arts, but her true passion is writing about people with ‘weird’ or ‘unconventional’ lifestyles. She has written for Vice, Dazed and Confused, The Sun, Metro, The Independent and more. She also watches a LOT of Twin Peaks. Kara is the author of World’s Worst Travel Destinations and So You Think You’re a Hipster, both published by Dog ’n’ Bone. Visit her blog at The author is based in London, UK.

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