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By Glenway Wescott

A bestseller in 1945, this e-book has been out of print for over thirty years

Like Wescott’s remarkable novella The Pilgrim Hawk (which Susan Sontag defined in The New Yorker as belonging “among the treasures of 20th-century American literature”), Apartment in Athens matters an strange triangular courting. during this tale a couple of Greek couple in Nazi-occupied Athens who needs to percentage their residing quarters with a German officer, Wescott levels an extreme and unsettling drama of lodging and rejection, resistance and compulsion—an account of political oppression and non secular fight that also is a parable approximately the prices of closeted identification.

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Chapter 2 Alberta H. Burke, Austen Omnivore I am always enchanted by any little scrap of knowledge which has anything to do with Jane Austen. Alberta Burke, letter to Eleanor Falley, April 14, 1941 In this chapter, we meet an American woman from an earlier generation who dedicated her adult life to her amateur passions, central among them Jane Austen. ”1 Indeed, Alberta did everything that lovers of Austen do today—except publish her own books inspired by her favorite author. 3 Trained in English literature through the master’s degree level, Alberta bought and read new scholarly books and articles about Austen, though she neither taught nor undertook traditional research.

Troost and Greenfield, 3. 57 Ibid. , 6. , 11. 60 Wiltshire, Recreating Jane Austen, 2. 61 Sutherland, Jane Austen’s Textual Lives, v. A few years after its publication, Sutherland’s monograph became embroiled in a controversy that vividly and uncomfortably highlights tensions involving perceptions of professionalism in the Austen arena. In the spring of 2009, Sutherland alleged that Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, a new book by the award-winning biographer Claire Harman, borrowed heavily from Jane Austen’s Textual Lives.

36 Sales, Jane Austen and Representations of Regency England, 229. , 25. , 26. 39 Austen’s first scholarly editor, R. W. Chapman, included the two sets of “Opinions” in 1954 in the final volume of his collected edition of Austen’s works; thus the “Opinions” appear in collections both of Austen’s writings and of criticism about her writings. See The Works of Jane Austen: Minor Works, ed. R. W. Chapman, rev. ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988). 40 “Opinions of Mansfield Park,” in Southam, Jane Austen: The Critical Tradition, 1:49.

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