Was I being too intellectual? ;-)
Posted by MB on January 14, 1998 at 13:22:24:
In response to "I don't understand, I'm too ignorant." (Eliza Doolittle) Help?, written by Mark on January 14, 1998 at 12:51:58
It's not something of which I am often accused! ;-)
I guess, by her being lucid and least recondite, her works would seem to be (please pardon the pun) "open books"? And, therefore, would leave little to the discretion of the critic?
And also I think that Watt differentiates discussion of the works, which may not have surprised her, and discussion of Jane herself, which may have:
"the shock of discovering that writings about her, by people she didn't even know, and who sometimes got quite personal, were being read...And yet...JA might well have been interested and amused by the present collection..."
At least, that's my interpretation of Watt. Does that make more sense? Or am I being too recondite! ;-)
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