De schrijfster Claire Harman, die vorig jaar het boek ‘Jane’s Fame’ publiceerde, gaf gisteren een interview aan The National Public Radio. Ze vertelde over de onverminderde aantrekkingskracht van het werk van Jane Austen.

WERTHEIMER: In your account of Jane’s fame, every time that her popularity seems to sag a bit, something saves her – well-timed biographies in the 19th century. And then maybe her biggest rescuer of all, the movies in the 20th century.

Ms. HARMAN: Certainly. Well, since the 1995 BBC film that really surprised everybody with its intense interest, great success, and nobody realized how that could be followed up by even more films, even more adaptations and riffs on them. You know, you had all those films like “Clueless” and “Bride and Prejudice.” And you now have strange spin-offs like the zombies books last year, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

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