Harper Lee Settles Lawsuit

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Critically acclaimed author Harper Lee has settled her lawsuit against the museum that sold unlicensed and unapproved merchandised that carried her name and the title of her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. According to USA Today, Lee’s suit against the Monroe County Heritage Museum in Alabama and a motion was filed by her attorney, “Tuesday [….]

Update: Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Lawsuit

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Here’s an update on a post we told you about recently, courtesy of the LA Times’ Carolyn Kellogg: Who would have predicted that, in her late 80s, Harper Lee would have to file suit to get the control of “To Kill a Mockingbird” returned to her? According to a lawsuit filed in May, Lee, in failing [….]

Harper Lee Files Lawsuit Over Copyright of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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From Huffington Post: NEW YORK — Harper Lee, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” filed a lawsuit Friday to re-secure the copyright to it. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan seeks unspecified damages from the son-in-law of Lee’s former literary agent and companies he allegedly created. The lawsuit alleges [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Unlikely Heroes

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Joseph Campbell had a theory about heroes. In his classic seminal work, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Campbell discusses the journey of the archetypal hero found in world mythologies. The hero, according to Campbell follows the same path or, ‘heroic journey’ : A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Top Five Must Reads

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  It’s a difficult task, narrowing down the novels that have impacted your life into a small, somewhat abstract list. For many of us, reading a novel, a well written novel, is more than a task set to those merely interested in reading a good book. The novels in this week’s picks are stories so [….]