Posted by Helen on October 16, 1997 at 09:36:00:
In response to JA and the Pre-Romantics, written by Caroline on October 15, 1997 at 17:23:20
] ] ... that she reflects the C18th, with its emphasis on balance and order, rather than the Gothic/romantic schools
] ] Helen
] Yes, but she isn't really like the 18th century novels with their strong moral and social criticisms either.She doesn't really have a parallel in European literature at any time( a few of us tried to find one French author remotely close to her, and failed)
] I think Mark is right.She's unique.She doesn't even fit well with her contemporaries.
Yes, but (didn't you know I was going to say that ;-) ) - how come she is so unique in literary terms, and yet in many ways epitomizes her contemporary feeling? (not a rhetorical question, I really want to know).
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