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Austen years : a memoir in five novels / Rachel Cohen.


"A woman finds solace in Jane Austen following the death of her father and the birth of her child"-- Provided by publisher.
In the turbulent period around the birth of her first child and the death of her father, Cohen turned to Jane Austen to make sense of her new reality. She was able to reckon with difficult questions about mourning, memorializing, living in a household, paying attention to the world, reading, writing, and imagining through Austen's novels. This is her memoir of mourning and transcendence, a love letter to a literary master, and a powerful consideration of the odd process that merges our interior experiences with the world at large. -- adapted from jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780374107031
  • ISBN: 0374107033
  • Physical Description: 288 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-285).
Formatted Contents Note:
Beginning -- A writer -- Memorials -- Revision -- Reading again -- Mournful world -- Forgetting -- A friend -- Imagining -- Late persuasions.
Subject: Cohen, Rachel, 1973- > Books and reading.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 > Appreciation.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 > Influence.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Books and reading > Psychological aspects.
Meaning (Philosophy) in literature.
Grief > Biography.
Art appreciation.
Books and reading.
Books and reading > Psychological aspects.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Meaning (Philosophy) in literature.
Books and reading.
Grief > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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