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# 2. It is what it is - writer's block

I have to read Virginia Woolf for my Major Figures class but instead I write. I'm very pissed at Virginia Woolf because she writes perfectly. Every time I read her I get sick, I will never write as good as her. 783 more words

This Literature Tastes Funny

In the September 21st edition of The New York Times Book Review, James Parker and Adam Kirsch debate whether or not taste is a useful concept when discussing books. 583 more words

Literary Criticism

Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Warning! Spoilers, snarky words, and anguish. Ye be warned.

I’m not going to lie. Re-writes, continuations, “new” versions—they wig me out. A lot. And when it comes to Austen, her words are immortal, and whoever dares touch them will receive a whole lot of hell from a whole lot of people. 817 more words


The Austen Project


Some person, or persons, decided that choosing six contemporary authors to rewrite Jane Austen’s six completed works in modern settings was a good idea. 356 more words


Where are my ball gowns?

I spent the last twenty something days immersed in an Austen novel. It was bound to have its effects on me, like any other book would’ve. 334 more words


...I never wish to offend...

I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness. 34 more words


Reading Jane Austen with Vladimir Nabokov

Guest post by Janine Barchas

Great writers are great readers. And nothing dials up the magnification on a book like the green-eyed gaze of a fellow author. 962 more words