Need help with JA influence
Posted by Joyce on January 13, 1998 at 00:48:46:
I have a friend who does not like JA (yes, they do exist) because he found a quote which said that "Jane Austen was the supermarket romance novelist of her day." Thus he has no respect for her and refuses to take me seriously when I talk about her.
I need a) where did he get that quote and who said it (he can't remember)
b) quotes from well known writers about the influence of JA and her writing
I told him that anyone who is STILL being reprinted 200 years later must have something going for them. His reply was unprintable but it had something to do with the softness of JA's obsessive's minds.
Give me something to shut him up!
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