07 November 2006
Text on the installment plan
Dailylit.com, which I’ve just come across, offers mainly public domain novels serialized through daily e-mail installments.
Below are a few of the more interesting offerings—seems like a micro-sampling of the same material available through the 19,000 titles at Project Gutenberg, but the digest idea makes for a twist.
I’ve ordered Edwin Abbott, which I’m sure would please Steve Tomasula, and so can now spend even more time tethered to my computer. This is the idea, it seems.
I suspect I will scan when the first of 37 parts hits my email tomorrow morning. Got 332 days to do Ulysses?
Implications for literature? Sure. Would it work with the texts we often write about at NOW WHAT? Maybe.
If so, what novels should be made available by this method?
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions [37 parts]
Du Bois, W.E.B.
Souls of Black Folk, The [78 parts]
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A [103 parts]
Ulysses [332 parts]
Swann's Way [206 parts]
Three Lives [96 parts]