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Why I Am Not a Nature Poet April 4, 2013: [caption id="attachment_64133" align="alignright" width="500"] Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet.[/caption] A few years ago I left Brooklyn, my home for almost fifteen years, and moved to the country in upstate New York. Accustomed to a small apartment and to being pressed up against by people and buildings, I was astonished to be the sudden [...] by

Austen, Marvin, Homeopathy, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E August 12, 2009: On my way to work this morn listening to local NPR interviewing the woman who wrote this book called Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict (and maybe now its sequel). She was rattling on in a very professional way and then she described a doctor's approach in her novel as very "homeopathic," in that he/she wasn't just totally committed to [...] by

This is about Jane Austen July 14, 2009: I thought I'd share some mature thoughts on Lisa Robertson's magic powers but instead I'm thinking about Jane Austen. She's really come down in the world. My parents were watching some PBS bodice-ripper a few months ago, and it took me several minutes to discern that it was a hotted-up Pride & Prejudice. Lots of longing and heavy breathing in [...] by