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Austen Takes Brooklyn

October 9, 2012 | by

This weekend, seven hundred members of the Jane Austen Society of North America congregated in Brooklyn for its inaugural meeting, a discussion of sex, money, and power. Anna Quindlen delivered the keynote. Cornel West addressed suffering. And, of course, bonnets were worn. “This is a place where people can let their Jane Austen freak flag fly,” said one attendee. [New York Times]

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  1. Joe Carlson | October 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Check out SLIDE 8 for:
    “Baronda Bradley from Fort Worth, Tex., well known for her Jasna fashions, came to the ball dressed as a man, wearing a tweed jacket and paisley waistcoat over a 1940s corset turned backward to create a stiff male carriage.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/10/09/arts/artsspecial/20121009JANE.html?ref=books

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