Friday, August 28, 2009

Jane Austen's Persuasion

"[Lady Russell] could not imagine a man more exactly what he ought to be than Mr Elliott; nor did she ever enjoy a sweeter feeling than the hope of seeing him receive the hand of her beloved Anne in Kellynch church, in the course of the following autumn."

(This passage--from the end of Chapter 17--is one of my favorites despite the fact that it's about her cousin rather than Captain Wentworth.)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fiction and Poetry

"The Motherhood Poems" by Beth Alvarado (short fiction from Necessary Fiction, June 3, 2009)

"Death of the Right Breast" by Bernard Henrie (a poem from Stirring, September 2005)