December 09, 2008

Austenbook (spoilers.)
  • I'm in love!
  • I'm going to count this towards my 'reading P&P total', now standing at 6, none of them voluntary.
  • See, Cap'n! It's a useful book after all.
  • I want to hear about the other five - Captain, you have the floor...
  • Cute. I've seen something else done this way. Genesis, maybe? I saw some of Lost in Austen when it aired. Quite funny.
  • Haha awesome.
  • Ugh! too perfect a concept!... I would read it through but the memories of those damn sentences so roundabout, petitely-pointed, and mannered... One key part of jane austen's appeal are the fleeting moments of straightforward diction. They happen when characters are away from the drawing room, in a moment where they are not plotting or insinuating or humouring guests but acting on long-held fancies. This effect is hard without trudging through the pages, simply because it requires more of the audience's time to read than watch a movie or read cliffsnotes plot summary or austenbook. The posted link is funny, despite the paragraph of aside above. It deals with the social maneuverings allowing Jane to write contemporary teen movies from the afterlife. I think I wanted to justify the time i spent reading Jane Austen by hyping her work. I know there are those who love her like a literary matriarch, but I am not of their persuasion. It is fate; my novel-reader gene predisposes me for philosophizing, symbolism, flawed narration, and moodiness, which will never be wholly in or out of style. Though Pride & Prejudice is hardly "realism" as currently defined, it fits the Facebook paradigm more neatly than my novelties.
  • Captain, you have the floor... Grade 9 English, Grade 11 English, OAC English, different OAC English, First year English Survey, 19th Cent. Lit. Me sick of P&P. Yes, it's great. Can we read something else, now?
  • Strange...I went to school in the same provicial system and never once read any Austen. I would gladly have exchanged it for "The Stone Angel", though.
  • Delightful.