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  • 5 May 2022
    Amanda Hiner, Elizabeth Tasker Davis

    Was satire a literary boys’ club in the 18th century?

    For centuries, scholars have characterized eighteenth-century literary satire as an aggressive and specifically masculine practice and genre. This perception is clearly apparent in twentieth-century literary theory, in which critical investigations of satire focused almost exclusively on a handful of male writers (Pope, Swift, Dryden, Rochester, etc.) and repeatedly affirmed that, in the words of David […]

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  • 13 Jul 2017
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    Jenny Davidson

    Reading Jane Austen

    I’ve been reading Austen since childhood, and I am only half joking when I say that if you put me under light hypnosis, I could probably recite Pride and Prejudice word for word in its entirety. Between what the novels have taught me about writing and about life – and especially about the profound, delicate […]

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