The Cultural DNA of “To Kill A Mockingbird”

In the L.A. Times, Michael Schaub writes how “46 times ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ echoed throuTKAMgh pop culture,” which includes movies, TV, celebrity offspring, music, shopping, and more. Look for the Etsy links for TKAM-related items for sale, including this bookmark. The literary masterpiece by Harper Lee was published in 1960 and won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961.

Tequila Mockingbird by Tim FederleAlso, check out Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by @TimFederle.

In another article, Michael Schaub writes that after an expert examined the manuscript in a safe deposit box used by Harper Lee, he determined that no third novel will be forthcoming.To read further on this issue, visit an article by Laura Stevens and Jennifer Maloney in The Wall Street Journal.Go Set A Watchman

Lee’s second novel, Go Set A Watchman, is on Twitter @GSAWatchmanBook.

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7 thoughts on “The Cultural DNA of “To Kill A Mockingbird”

  1. It has been interesting to watch all this progress to the release of GO SET A WATCHMAN. How fascinating that a writer has two books, published decades apart, that stir the literary world so much.

    Thanks for the post.

    • It’s always a big thrill when folks get excited about a book, isn’t it?
      What I’ve read is that Watchman is the first MS she wrote, but after two years of edits, it became TKAM. Now it seems to be a ‘sequel,’ with the action occurring 20 years after the events ofTKAM.

  2. Oldest granddaughter (who loved Mockingbird) read Watchman this summer and really enjoyed it. I hope to get to it this winter.

    • I’m glad to hear that your avid reader grandchild (they all are, I’m sure, with you as their loving G-ma) read Watchman & enjoyed it! If/when you get to it, enjoy it, Terrie!

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