2013 - Classics, VOLUME 6

Karen Swallow Prior – Writers on the Classics #2

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Austen’s first novel and the most fun. It wickedly parodies romances, gothic novels, and silly girls.

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Peeling away the layers of stories narrated in this novella—until we reach the darkness at its center—reveals the way in which modern culture is itself comprised of our own layers of stories. This stunning work embodies the prophetic, poetic lines of William Butler Yeats in “The Second Coming”:

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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