Is Go Set a Watchman Authentic?
South Texas College of Law Houston
November 8, 2016
47 Cumberland Law Review 101 (2016)
For many lawyers, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird represents an important goal to which law and its practitioners should strive. The novel describes the struggle to achieve justice for a black man in the face of deep-seated institutional racism. It stands as a beloved work of literature, widely read and deeply appreciated. Therefore, any work that Lee would have written after To Kill a Mockingbird would have sparked tremendous interest, given the beloved place her first novel holds. But many other questions have arisen since the release of Go Set a Watchman. This essay aims to address how the authenticity of the novel should be weighed by using the tools of art historians and the art market.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: Authenticity, Literature, Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman
Date posted: November 9, 2016