Author Idolatry And 'Go Set a Watchman'

February 5, 2015 7:03 PM

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Author Idolatry And 'Go Set a Watchman'

If Twitter can be seen as representative of broader cultural attitudes, the news surrounding Go Set a Watchman, a novel Harper Lee penned before To Kill a Mockingbird but guarded closely for decades, was received positively -- at first.

Most enthused responses weren't elicited by the content of Lee's story, which will be told from the vantage point of an adult Scout -- Mockingbird’s brave young protagonist. Instead, cheers sounded for the author, and for her first book, which so many of us associate with the halcyon days of summer ...

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