Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jane Austen’s punctuation

From the Guardian:
The truth universally acknowledged, that Jane Austen was one of the most pristine literary stylists of all time, has been exploded: her punctuation was erratic, her use of capital letters eclectic and her paragraph breaks often nonexistent.
The above passage, from the manuscript of Persuasion, makes me think of Emily Dickinson’s fascicles.

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Strawberry stream of dialogue (From Emma, sounding like James Joyce)

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