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Entries from Apr 2009

D.H. Lawrence: D.H. Lawrence and Italy

20 Apr 2009 · No Comments

A double entry in my books-I-wouldn’t-expect-myself-to-read endeavor: a Lawrence (whom I’ve never read, more or less deliberately) and a travel book. Three travel books, sort of — this omnibus edition comprises “Twilight in Italy,” “Sea and Sardinia,” and “Etruscan Places.”
I’ve always suspected I would find Lawrence an annoying writer, and I do. He’s fiercely judgmental, [...]

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Tags: d-title · l-author · nonfiction

Carrie Bebris: North by Northanger

09 Apr 2009 · No Comments

I probably wouldn’t write about Bebris again so soon if I hadn’t had somewhat harsh things to say about Suspense and Sensibility, the preceding volume of this series of sequels to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in which Lord and Lady Darcy encounter characters from other Austen novels (and/or their descendants) in a mystery/suspense context.
North [...]

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Tags: b-author · historical · mystery · n-title