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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Today in Jane: Are you a zombie-spinoff lover, hater or both?

Confessions of a Jane Austen-Spinoff Addict: in Slate's Double X, by Sara Dabney Tisdale

(A review of A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen, which is totally on my Hannukah wishlist)

A sampling:

After all, every fan of Jane Austen fan thinks she is a real fan of Jane Austen – that her understanding of and empathy with Austen surpasses that of other readers, that she and she alone fully appreciates and savors Austen’s merits.

I say this because before I hated Jane Austen spinoffs, I adored them. No—I was addicted to them. But in both phases, I considered myself a Jane Austen snob.

Is it me, or have pop-cultural Austen references just been obliterating even Shakespeare references recently?

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