Re-building my library is a whore’s paradise, I ain’t gonna lie. But it’s also terribly sad. Why? As I search the shelves of bookshops I see titles I used to own, but can’t afford to buy back. It would cost a fortune. Visions of grabbing a couple dozen of them, running out the door… Read More Bookmarks: As the books come marching in.
Tomorrow marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Austenites world-wide have been in a tizzy of activity all year, organizing programs and events scheduled out past the bicentenary date. Every site associated with her life will be buzzing this summer, converged upon by fans the world over. Joining them in their… Read More Jane Austen Bicentenary: 1817 – 2017
2017: A Year of Literary Nonfiction Celebrating British Women Writers Hat tip to nonfiction scribblers assiduously churning out new literary biographies and criticism about these iconic female authors each and every year. Convinced surely there could be no new angle, I’m always pleasantly surprised when out pops a new one. Wherever this New Idea… Read More New books about Austen, Woolf and the Brontës
I know what you're thinking… Another book about Jane Austen?! There's already been so much scholarship, she has her own society, legions of fans, and everyone with even a passing affection or admiration for her has already published a book about this much-beloved literary icon. So who is this woman that feels there's still more… Read More Why Jane Austen? by Rachel Brownstein
Books mentioned in this post: Jane Austen – Emma Fanny Burney – Cecilia Fanny Burney – Evelina George Eliot – Adam Bede [RR] George Eliot – The Mill on the Floss George Eliot – Middlemarch George Eliot – Life and Letters (ed. by John Cross) Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat, Pray, Love Khaled Hosseini – The… Read More George Eliot, Jane Austen and more