Tag Archives: literature
Six Degrees Left

Classics, meet your new friend, Atticus.

MADISON, NJ – We started this press because we were interested in identifying works that merited a long shelf life, a life so long that people would talk about our titles for generations. That’s right, we founded this press with the wildly ambitious goal of finding “underground modern classics” or what we call Atticus Trade […]

Continue Reading →
Photo Credit: Lars Townsend

Six Degrees Left: Retelling the Classics in Hollywood and Beyond

Atticus authors John Minichillo, JM Tohline, and Tommy Zurhellen wrap up their conversation on retellings in literature with a discussion on Hollywood film adaptations of books. Read last week’s conversation. The following conversation is conducted by Atticus Books publicist Lacey N. Dunham and editorial/marketing assistant Abby Hess.   Let’s talk about the other great adaptation […]

Continue Reading →
Reading

Six Degrees Left: Retelling the Classics

  Atticus authors John Minichillo, JM Tohline, and Tommy Zurhellen continue their conversation on retelling the classics. Read last week’s conversation. The following conversation is conducted by Atticus Books publicist Lacey N. Dunham and editorial/marketing assistant Abby Hess.   …it is an altogether unique and enjoyable challenge to create “something new” out of something that […]

Continue Reading →
Magic No Mystery 4

Six Degrees Left: Retelling the Classics

There will always be parts of a story that sound familiar.  Aspects of plot, character, or voice that we’ve seen or heard before as if the authors have swung past each other in similar loops, grabbing snippets from one another as they cross.  Whether you believe that there are really only seven basic plots, or […]

Continue Reading →
Pinocchio

Fighting the Fairytale

I am sorry Anne Frank. I don’t know you. I’ve never taken the time. In seventh grade I wasn’t in the English class that read your diary, but my friend Alyssa told me about it. She said you hid in an attic until you were caught at the end. I wouldn’t know what “getting caught” […]

Continue Reading →