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Author Spotlight: Jeffrey Eugenides

I discovered Jeffrey Eugenides on a syllabus, and Virgin Suicides is probably the best book I’ve ever been assigned to read.  It was wholly unique and the narrative voice was striking and I was enthralled the whole way through. 752 more words

Kang Hye-jung to possibly return to dramaland via Jugglers

Kang Hye-jung (Lucid Dream) might finally return to dramaland via the office drama Jugglers after spending years in Chungmuro. She’s up for the role of a secretary who is naive and too kindhearted. 108 more words

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Jane Austen Read All A-long: Mansfield Park

This is a “two-gasp” Jane Austen novel.

While reading it, I gasped twice.

Jane Austen has this way of suddenly throwing her reader for a loop with just a tiny slip of narrative so affecting it makes this reader gasp out loud. 631 more words

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New Favorite Book/Old Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This is at least the third time I’ve read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, maybe the fourth.  So I can’t really say it’s a “ 867 more words

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Jane Austen Read All-a-long: Sense and Sensibility

Two impressions:

One, I’m surprised by just how much Jane Austen can shock me through effective plotting.  I suspect that most of her fans will list her prose, her sense of humour and her characterization as the reasons why they love her, but she’s very good with plotting, too.   656 more words

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