Monday, December 31, 2012

All Roads Lead to Austen


This book combines memoir-like storytelling with literary discussion. The author, a university professor, has taken a sabbatical from her post at a California university to spend a year travelling around South America. She learns Spanish, reads Austen books in translation and, with others she meets along the way, has book club meetings.
I have finished the section about Pride and Prejudice - interesting discussion there- and am now in the second leg of her journey. Following serious illness, she is now discussing Sense and Sensibility. The conversation has gone through feminism and on to employment.

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