November 2009

A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy November 6, 2009-March 14, 2010 Morgan Library

The Morgan Library in New York is hosting a marvelous exhibit

of Jane Austen's letters (The Morgan has what is probably the best and largest single repository of Austen's letters), the manuscript of Lady Susan, the only holograph Austen manuscript extant, as well as a collection of books and images that shed light on Austen's life and works.

"Sunday Morning" by Wallace Stevens

I recently had the chance to reread a little Wallace Stevens, specifically “Sunday Morning,” arguably Stevens’ most famous poem. My wife is in her first year of doctoral study in English literature, and she had to read several Stevens poems for a course she is taking. She actually almost bounded into the room after reading “Sunday Morning” and said, “I know you’ve read it before, but you have to stop what you are doing right now and read it again.” I made it two lines into the poem and knew she was right.