Tuesday, February 16, 2016

What Harper Lee Hath Wrought

Not only does "every fifth American movie or TV show apparently ha[ve] to include a scene set in a steamy Southern courtroom, complete with slowly turning ceiling fans and lawyers in sweaty white shirts and suspenders, thundering about creationism, the Klan, or President Kennedy", but, worse, "To Kill a Mockingbird taught generations of white people that black people are, if not quite 'Magic Negros,' then certainly noble but timid angels incapable of sin," writes Kathy Shaidle — To Mock a Killing Bird.

Read on to learn why "Harper Lee is the Rachel Carson of American fiction."

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