austen austen  /ˈɔ stɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)

News

  1. Willa Cather: A Hidden Voice

    Hermione Lee The Selected Letters of Willa Cather edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout In the past quarter of a century, there have been dramatic shifts in Cather’s reputation. Fierce Cather wars have raged in the American literary and scholarly world, not entirely unlike the battles that are fought over Jane Austen’s legacy. The celebration of Cather as an American pastoralist, a kind of ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Review of Books

  2. REGION: Women who allegedly ran prostitution business will face hearing July 3

    AUSTENBy Austen Smith Twitter: @AustenSmith31
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

  3. Analog Welcomes Austen Sweetin and Nic Sauve

    Austen Sweetin and Nic Sauve have officially been named apart of the new... Related posts: Austen Sweetin Signs With Yes. Austen Sweetin Full Part from Forum’s Vacation Austen Sweetin Signs With NOW Bindings
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Transworld Snowboarding

Quotes

  1. "It felt like a fresh and funny way to blow apart the done-to-death Jane Austen genre by literally dropping this alien into the middle of a costume drama, where he stalks and slashes to horrific effect," David Furnish, who'll produce with Rocket...
    on Feb 16, 2009 By: David Furnish Source: FANGORIA (blog)

  2. Her work, Davies argues, "is not just social comedy. It's about money, struggle for individualism, sex -- all the kinds of things that interest us now. People sometimes misinterpret that. Jane Austen is regarded as such a prim writer. Well, she's...
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Andrew Davies Source: CNN

  3. "It was very . . . daunting," says director Julian Jarrold diplomatically. "Austen fans can be quite passionate. We had various communiques with the Jane Austen Society. They were afraid we would dumb her down or turn her into a chick-lit...
    on Jul 27, 2007 By: Julian Jarrold Source: Washington Post

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