This Burns My Heart
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Be bold, and mighty forces shall come to your aid
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Generosity, loyalty, and respect
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Madame Merle, In Portrait of a Lady
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Shakespeare's audience
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. I don't like letting people down
May 23, 2011Jane Austen’s talents as a social satirist and as an anthropologist of manners place her comfortably on the large scale canvas of the 18th British novel; yet, her skills as a miniaturist, as a portraitist of small, individual transactions, hint at the paradox at the heart of her genius. Austen takes the carnivalesque, more unwieldy impulses of the genre, containing a multitude of intersecting characters, of varying moral fiber, their intentions at cross-purposes, while still providing exquisitely drawn individual scenes, one after another, probably hundreds of them.
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