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Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen - Fay Weldon
Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen
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Wise, sharp, informative . . . shrewd and funny - A. S. Byatt, Times Literary Supplement Inspired by a series of instructive letters written by Austen to a novel-writing niece, Letters to Alice is an epistolary novel in which an important modern writer responds to her niece's complaint that Jane... show more
Wise, sharp, informative . . . shrewd and funny - A. S. Byatt, Times Literary Supplement Inspired by a series of instructive letters written by Austen to a novel-writing niece, Letters to Alice is an epistolary novel in which an important modern writer responds to her niece's complaint that Jane Austen is boring and irrelevant. By turns passionate and ironic, "Aunt Fay" makes Alice think - not only about books and literature, but also life and culture. "A study of a writer (and reader) thinking aloud about art and civilization . . . it should be required reading, a prerequisite for students of literature." - Hilma Wolitzer, New York Times Book Review
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780786706884 (0786706880)
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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2.0 Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen
1.5 stars My issues with this book are many in number. In fact I have heard it said (although I'm not sure if true) that Fay Weldon did not actually intend for this book to get published. If that is the case, I can certainly see why. I usually enjoy epistolary novels however, with Letters to...
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Ah. Compulsory school reading. Isn't it delightful?!I think it a slight flaw of the school system to make books that are as boring as hell compulsory (actually Hell would probably be a bit more exciting, all fiery and whatnot). Why? Do these people like torturing kids? Do they get a perverse pleasur...
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