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Written by jeffrey
(10/10/2011 4:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Long build-up to an intense moment., penned by Rachel G
I agree with you about Charlotte Bronte's off-the-mark criticism of Jane Austen's work. Why is it so difficult to precisely put one's analytical finger on what make JA's writing so entertaining/fascinating? Bronte's romance in Jane Eyre was other-worldly and mystical where JA's is real, genuine, palpable.
She creates such romantic tension and emotion without being overly-sentimental, mawkish, or corny.
Miss Austen inserts situations that fuel the relationship between the hero and heroine without a trace of overt eroticism but the powerful desire, the magnetic attraction that is woven is uniquely Austen.....so subtle yet so urgent.
I'd make a terrible professor of literature because it is so frustrating trying to pin JA's elusive appeal down, but it is so much fun trying...
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