Posted by Nora on September 15, 1997 at 18:34:58:
In reply to JA -- a romantic writer? posted by kathleen (elder) on September 14, 1997 at 17:24:37
When I wrote that I believed JA to be a romantic writer, I based it upon what I learned in BritLit class. We learned (and I know I should site this, but I forget who wrote it) that there are four major styles in writing. Romantic style can be anything from a Bookshop Barbara Taylor Bradford type book (the kind that nauseates me) to something as kathleen (elder) explained to be much deeper like JA. A romantic writer in my opinion basically deals with the relationship between genders and society (or in modern comtemporary relationships). That is why I consider Portrait of a Lady (even though I hated that book) to be a romance. Of the other three types there are Satire, Comedy, and Tradegy. I could not fit JA into any of the others except maybe Emma into satire. I don't generalize too often, but I do respect all the aspects to JA (even though it seems I may only want the cutthroat happy-ending all the time). :-) IMHO
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