Gregory Peck (left) plays Atticus Finch in the movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird. This liberal hero is found behaving, in the 1950s, in a way that admirers of the print and film versions of his earlier life will find painful and shocking - though the shift in Atticus’ attitudes is nuanced and rooted in the deep political complexities of the American South.

Go Set a Watchman: sequel that began as prequel short of being an equal

Regardless of whether Harper Lee's 'new' book is regarded as Mockingbird 2 or Mockingbird 1.0, it is a pleasure, revelation and genuine literary event. But it lacks the drama of the earlier novel

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Gregory Peck (left) plays Atticus Finch in the movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird. This liberal hero is found behaving, in the 1950s, in a way that admirers of the print and film versions of his earlier life will find painful and shocking - though the shift in Atticus’ attitudes is nuanced and rooted in the deep political complexities of the American South.
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