‘Frankissstein’ author Jeanette Winterson gives new life to the monster

By Carolyn Kellogg | 2019-10-11 | including 1 item |
If anyone can revivify the Frankenstein story, it’s adventurous, prize-winning British writer Jeanette Winterson. Frankenstein’s monster has been part of our culture for more than 200 years — Mary Shelley’s book was published in 1818. In 1931, Universal made the classic films with Boris Karloff, giving the story cinematic momentum. Then came Mel Brooks’ satire and countless TV, film, comic and literary appearances and reinterpretations. And, of course, you can dress as a Sexy Frankenstein‘s monster for Halloween. You might think the Frankenstein myth is played out.
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