Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ta-Nehisi Coates reads Jane Awesome

I often lurk on the blog of Atlantic senior editor Ta-Nehisi Coates. He writes about politics, culture, and social issues, and of late he's had a lot to say about the Civil War, which I like any self-respecting American history geek find endlessly fascinating.

Now he's reading Jane Austen. Or, as he calls her, Jane Awesome. Even if you normally wouldn't go near a political blog, if you love Austen you should give his posts a read. It's just such a treat to see someone, a male someone, come to Austen as an adult and take so much delight in the discovery.

Here he compares Austen's language to hip-hop. (No, really!)

More thoughts on Sense & Sensibility

On having an Austen moment in a posh L.A. hotel

On Mr Collins' and Mr Darcy's proposals

On Sir William Lucas

On Austen and language

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