Rewriting the Original
Flavorwire has compiled a list of authors who have rewritten classic stories (often with a twist) without ruining the original. Their examples include:
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith – a retellling of Howards End
- Weight by Jeanette Winterson – a reworking of the Atlas and Heracles myth
- The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski – based on Hamlet
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