The person behind the popular and always-interesting blog, Asymmetrical Information, Jane Galt (aka Megan McArdle), has recently unveiled Unpopular Culture, which will serialize classic works of lit in blog fashion, allowing for reader comments. From the intro to the project:
Unpopular Culture is meant to be a sort of an online literary salon, where readers can come to read books and talk about them. The idea is this: every weekday, I?ll post the next chapter of a book to the site. Because the works need to be public domain in the United States (where I, and the web server, live), they?ll be older works, from the early 20th century at the very latest?hence the name Unpopular Culture.
The first book to be discussed in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain's satire of chivalric romance. Should be interesting to watch. One question: When does Twain's obscene satire of the Elizabethan court, 1601, hit the Web?