As part of the Vermont Humanities 'First Wednesdays' Series:
Prof. April Bernard (Bennington College)presents
"Powers of Persuasion"
In her final superb novel, Persuasion, Jane Austen combined social satire with profound feeling. Why does this “fairy tale for grown-ups” continue to compel readers? How does Austen hold our attention and sympathy? And finally, who are some contemporary writers who might have learned some of Austen’s lessons?
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Wednesday 6 May 2009
free and open to the public; http://www.kellogghubbard.org/ec.html
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