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Sunday, August 12 2012

Like an Adored Elderly Relative You Visit: ‘The Story of the Costume Drama’

These period pieces are often relatable, funny, and addictive, but what makes these costume dramas so successful is the great care that is obviously taken in telling their stories.


Sunday, July 17 2011

An Honorable Escape: Georgette Heyer Remakes Jane Austen

Repetition -- of plots, characters, editions -- is not a disadvantage in romance book publishing industry. It's the very reason for being, though it must be carefully managed to prevent satiety.


Tuesday, July 21 2009

Austen’s Quirks


Monday, April 20 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith

This book combines love of ironic bric-a-brac with love of things that can passed off as “indicies of the post-modern condition”, or something similar.


Friday, January 11 2008

Sweet Jane: `The Complete Austen’ comes to PBS


Friday, August 3 2007

Becoming Jane

Julian Jarrold's fictionalized biopic offers up big-boomy melodrama, full of broken hearts, romantic montages, and predictable plot turns.


Wednesday, August 1 2007

‘Jane junkies’ enthused over screen portrait of young Austen


Tuesday, July 10 2007

The Gentle Axe by R.N. Morris

Morris' novel is a book not about the metaphysics of murder, but rather the metaphysics of the investigation of murders.


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