I have noticed recently, how many references to Jane Austen appear, not in books ON Jane Austen, herself, but just in passing, in novels and nonfiction. I have decided to call these "Jane Austen Sightings." Here's the first one:
David Shields in Reality Hunger: A Manifesto observes:
#254. The person who loses the presidential election is the person who seems most fictional. In 2000, Gore simply was Mr. Knightley from Emma. So, too, in 2004, Kerry--Lord Bertram from Mansfield Park. During the 2008 presidential election, reality hunger in the face of nonstop propaganda resulted in regime change. Obama won because of his seeming commitment to reality, the common sense of his positions." (p. 86)
Really, Al Gore as Mr. Knightley?
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War in Iraq: Badly Done, Indeed!
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