This Burns My Heart
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Be bold, and mighty forces shall come to your aid
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Pip, in Great Expectations
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. I don't like letting people down
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
May 23, 2011Jane Austen’s talents as a social satirist and as an anthropologist of manners place her comfortably on the large scale canvas of the 18th British novel; yet, her skills as a miniaturist, as a portraitist of small, individual transactions, hint at the paradox at the heart of her genius. Austen takes the carnivalesque, more unwieldy impulses of the genre, containing a multitude of intersecting characters, of varying moral fiber, their intentions at cross-purposes, while still providing exquisitely drawn individual scenes, one after another, probably hundreds of them.
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