Bitch in a Bonnet: Reclaiming Jane Austen from the Stiffs, the Snobs, the Simps and the Saps.
Antidote for a postliterate society! Robert Rodi is a novelist, playwright, and comic book writer who didn't want to cite Austen as inspiration for his biting satire because she is reputedly chic-lit. Tired of how her genius has been co-opted and made into a consumerist slogan, he's now edited what he wrote originally as blog entries and published them in book form. This is great stuff. Walk through Austen's novels with up-to-date honest criticism and revel in her social satire as she gleefully exposes her masterfully made human horrors. Get through the satire to the place where her novels reveal love, and it's the deep, endearing real human stuff. Like the real sister love Elinor shows for Marianne when Reason meets Romance in the boxing ring. This is Volume 1 and covers SS, PP, and MP. Can't wait for Vol 2! Self published. Paper. 2011. NEW. $16.00