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Monday, December 24, 2007

Combining Two of My Favorite Things

Jane Austen and media incompetence (if only I could fit feminism in here somehow):

Check out this correction in the Washington Post:

A Dec. 16 Book World review included an incorrect name for a character in Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." His name is Fitzwilliam Darcy.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:59 PM

    hah - the Post has removed the original uncorrected story from its site, so sadly we can't see how they screwed up ol' Fitzy's name in the first place. (yay for transparency!)

    HOWEVER, they have left up the article's head-smackingly cliche thesis: "Why wouldn't we be wistful for the rules of conduct that shaped Austen and her characters? Our unpredictable, aggressive world makes the drawing rooms of Austen's era a refuge." gag!

    methinks the WaPo editors might benefit from reading a more nuanced examination of the subject or two... (cough cough)