Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Reading Jane Eyre

In the last discussion, I referred to an essay on Salon.com that compares the classic novel Jane Eyre to the popular TV show Sex in the City. It's a clever, amusing essay whose main conceit is what one (formerly sexist) male reader learns from reading 19th century "chicklit." Here's the essay if you want to read it for yourself.

Reading "Jane Eyre"
By Stephen Amidon
Forget the two-fisted Faulkner and Hardy. Tackling Charlotte Bronte's courageously romantic novel made me a better man. Link to article.

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