Is Go Set a Watchman Authentic?
47 Cumberland Law Review 101 (2016)
8 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 8, 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.
Keywords: Authenticity, Literature, Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman
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