How Jane Austen’s Emma changed the face of fiction
The story of a spoilt, self-deluded heroine in a small village, Jane Austen’s Emma hardly seems revolutionary. But, 200 years after it was first published, John Mullan argues that it belongs alongside the works of Flaubert, Joyce and Woolf as one of the great experimental novels
千年後にも人間は「ああ、人生はなんというつまらないものだろう！」と嘆きつづけるにちがいない。そしてまた同時に、今とまったく同じように死を恐れ、死ぬことをいやがるにちがいない。 And a thousand years from now man will still be sighing, “Oh! Life is so hard!” and will still, like now, be afraid of death and not want to die. チェーホフ
Barbara Pym (1930–1980) - a totally understated and underrated British novelist. Kind of a cat lady, who wrote a lot about spinsters and vicars and tea — but she was really just devastatingly precise about how humans need and feel and act.