Articles tagged jane smiley

Janes Smiley’s Excellent Prose and Sly Humor are Here in ‘Private Life’

Smiley never writes a book without placing her characters amidst upheaval; here it's war, along with scientific advances and technologies like the telephone, the 1906 earthquake, and the Spanish Influenza epidemic.

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22 Jul 2008 // 9:59 PM

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

An acid-tongued humor, playing towards a number of stuffy British stereotypes.

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14 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley

What should you do when war starts? Visit a friend! Talk! Have sex!

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The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley

The historian's customary irony is replaced with the assumed fatalism of the Norse themselves, for whom death was a harsh fact of daily existence. The effect is monumental, and carries the burnished authenticity of a long-lost epic.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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