Best of the Web 02/20/17
Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.
Rachel Sanders from Buzzfeed put together a collection of essays that talk about the immigrant experience and share what it takes, and means, to uproot your life and begin again in a different country.
"Essays About the Immigrant Experience"
The award winning novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante, might have a film version coming out soon. Up-and-coming filmmaker Henry Alberto appears to have taken on the opportunity to adapt this beautiful novel into a screenplay.
"Is There an 'Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe' Movie in the Works?"
When an author ties up their plot, the fate of characters is left to our imaginations -- they live on in an extended version of the author's status quo. A. J. O'Connell explores what would happen to the fates of different characters if history is taken into consideration.
"Charcters Who Got Happily-Ever-Afters Right Before History Changed Everything"
If famous people are taking ideas for novels, here's a few story suggestions we'd like to see from some of the biggest celebrities.
"11 Celebrity Novels We'd Like to See"
Sometimes your best relationship is with a friend. Since Valentine's Day has long passed, how about we celebrate all the great friendships literature has given us?