Bitch In a Bonnet: Reclaiming Jane Austen From the Stiffs, the Snobs, the Simps and the Saps - Volume 2

Bitch In a Bonnet: Reclaiming Jane Austen From the Stiffs, the Snobs, the Simps and the Saps - Volume 2

by Robert Rodi

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Overview

Novelist Rodi (Fag Hag, The Sugarman Bootlegs) continues his broadside against the depiction of Jane Austen as a �a woman�s writer � quaint and darling, doe-eyed and demure, parochial if not pastoral, and dizzily, swooningly romantic � the inventor and mother goddess of �chick lit.�� Instead he sees her as �a sly subversive, a clear-eyed social Darwinist, and the most unsparing satirist of her century.� In this volume, which collects and amplifies three years� worth of blog entries, he combs through the final three novels in Austen�s canon � Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion � with the aim of charting her growth as both a novelist and a humorist, and of shattering the notion that she�s a romantic of any kind. �Hiarious ... Rodi�s title is a tribute. He�s angry that the Austen craze has defanged a novelist who�s �wicked, arch, and utterly merciless. She skewers the pompous, the pious, and the libidinous with the animal glee of a natural-born sadist� � Like Rodi, I believe Austen deserves to join the grand pantheon of gadflies: Voltaire and Swift, Twain and Mencken.� - Lev Raphael, The Huffington Post

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150733145
Publisher: Robert Rodi
Publication date: 08/11/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 684 KB

About the Author

Robert Rodi is the author of nine novels and two memoirs; he's also an accomplished monologist and musician. He lives in Chicago with his partner Jeffrey Smith and a constantly shifting number of dogs. For additional information visit his website, www.robertrodi.com

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