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Go Set a Watchman: Why Harper Lee’s new book is so controversial

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best-known books in America. It’s an inspiring story about standing up to injustice even if doing so is difficult and unpopular; an accessible coming-of-age tale; and a convenient way to teach high school English students about the Jim Crow South. It’s also the only novel that its author, Harper Lee, had ever published — until a sudden announcement in February 2015 heralded the publication of Go Set a Watchman, a new Lee work featuring the same characters as To Kill a Mockingbird.

A lot of people are suspicious about the discovery of the new manuscript. There are questions about whether Lee actually wanted it to be published, or whether she even wrote it at all — and if so, when. These questions have only become more urgent since the book’s release on July 14, due to its “reveal” that Atticus Finch, the anti-racist hero ofTo Kill a Mockingbird, is a virulent racist in Watchman.

So does America now need to exile To Kill a Mockingbird from its summer reading assignments? Or should readers continue to read Mockingbird as if Watchman had never existed? How you think about this, it turns out, depends on who you think is responsible for creating a novel’s meaning — and how comfortable you are with America’s complicated racial legacy.

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To Read or Not To Read Go Set a Watchman:

For over six months, I have been waiting with baited breath to begin reading, Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee.  I fell for a shining marketing campaign touting this as a long-awaited companion to one of my favorite books of all time:  To Kill A Mockingbird. Little did I realize the controversy that is surrounding the publication of this book.  According to Lauren DeStefano’s (author of The Chemical Garden trilogy) twitter feed, “Go Set A Watchman is abuse/exploitation of the elderly. Everyone involved with its acquisition is disgusting.”  

I was truly shocked by this revelation.  And I also felt incredibly stupid for not  already knowing the history of how this book was being published.  I had heard that this was indeed an old draft of Ms. Lee’s first novel.  But I was under the impression that she had an opportunity to edit this and refine it before publication.  

I now have very mixed feelings about reading this book.  On the one hand, I am still curious to read it as I am quite invested in these characters.  On the other hand, I feel terrible for lining the pocketbooks of whoever must be making a profit from this spectacle.  

As I pre-ordered it and it is too late to cancel, I will be reading this book, but now with a knowledge of the context in which it was written.  I listened to a report about the book on NPR and learned that the book was written in the early 1950’s, and so it should not be a shock that the Atticus character is portrayed as a racist.  The report also pointed out that To Kill a Mockingbird was written later as the Civil-Rights movement was underway, which obviously influenced the whole tone of that book.  

The USPS truck has now pulled up to my mailbox and the book awaits me.  I don’t know if reading it will delight me or enrage me.  Either way, I will still be moved, which is the true power of reading.

If you like book reviews, check out my blog at http://ponderingtheprose.blogspot.com 

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Looking through some of the reviews for go set a watchman and it’s kinda putting me off reading it… Jem’s dead and Atticus is a racist?! What is this?!

Why I'm Not Reading 'Go Set a Watchman'

The publication and subsequent release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is one of the biggest events of 2015 and one of the biggest events in literary history. The book, a sequel of sorts to the highly acclaimed To Kill A Mockingbird follows Scout as she returns to her Alabama town as an adult and realizes that things are not always what they seem. I do not intend to read this book or buy this…

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Go Set a Watchman’ getting lots of negative attention

Harper Lee’s second book ‘Go Set A Watchman’ has become a controversial issue among devoted readers and book lovers.

“I think it’s going to take a while to settle out, frankly. You know there was sort of the initial wave of revulsion, ‘Oh no, he’s a racist, this can’t be, I won’t read it’,” says book critic John Sledge.

The revelation that Atticus Finch, the noble attorney who defended an…

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Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down In Tears While Discussing The Killing Of Cecil The Lion

Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down In Tears While Discussing The Killing Of Cecil The Lion

On Tuesday night an emotional Jimmy Kimmel dedicated his monologue to the controversial killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

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Yesterday it was revealed that American dentist Walter James Palmer was the hunter who shot and killed the 13-year-old male lion after luring him out of Hwange National Park.

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Donate. Donate! I gave $10! The controversial killing of Cecil the lion has sparked equal parts rage and sadness for many, and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is no exception.

Controversy around the killing of Cecil the Lion

Wed, Jul 29: One of Zimbabwe’s most iconic lions has been shot by an American dentist, who is now facing a lot of backlash, both offline and online. Online producer Yuliya Talmazan explains.