Thu, 05/26/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
A JANE AUSTEN EDUCATION
The guest is Portland writer Bill Deresiewicz, author of A JANE AUSTEN EDUCATION: How Six Novels Taught Me about Love, Friendship, and the Things that Really Matter.
When Bill Deresiewicz was forced to read Jane Austen in graduate school, he discovered that Austen was perhaps the one writer who could teach him how to be a better person. We'll hear why.
William Deresiewicz was an associate professor of English at Yale University until 2008 and is a widely published literary critic who writes for a popular audience. His reviews and criticism regularly appear in The New Republic, The Nation, The American Scholar, the London Review of Books, and The New York Times. In 2008 he was nominated for a National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism.