Posted by Janet on January 29, 1998 at 10:14:07:
In response to Jane Austen and E.M. Forster, written by MB on January 28, 1998 at 16:24:12
[snip]..... the achievement isn't that of a political novelist. It belongs rather to a genius creator of intimacy -- a comprehensively thoughtful, fundamentally unpolitical literary artist .....[snip]
] The parts in bold especially seemed to apply to Austen as well. IMO, at least!
I agree, Michele. In fact, her unpolitical approach is what makes her novels ageless. Social and economic differences are ongoing regardless of the century; for me, the themes are as relevant today as I presume they were in the past.
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