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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jane Austen at the Morgan

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A brief notice of the Jane Austen show at the Morgan Library by Cathleen Schine in the New York Review of Books blog. A few nice illustrations.

NYRblog - Austenolatry - The New York Review of Books
Of course we think we know a writer through that writer’s works: reading a novel is like a whispered conversation. And of course, simultaneously, we know that we don’t know the real writer at all. In the case of Jane Austen, whose relatives began protecting the myth very quickly after her death and even before it, we never will.

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