Monthly Archives: July 2021

“Americanon”: the popular books that brought Americans together

America’s messy democracy experience is best understood not through the country’s high-profile literature or its founding documents, but through popular books that its inhabitants have read and consulted repeatedly. This is the argument advanced by historian Jess McHugh in her delicious debut album, “Americanon: An Unexpected US History in Thirteen …

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Agents and producers detail “frenzy” to adapt popular books for television

Netflix adapts The problem of the three bodies, Disney + adapts Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Apple TV + adapts the Foundation series, and so on… The streaming wars have created a new battleground in the entertainment industry: the quest for rights to popular books. (The phenomenal success of Game …

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