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Re-Reading the '80s: NEUROMANCER by William Gibson
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Re-Reading the '80s: Bright Lights, Big City
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“Sometimes you just gotta show people,” writes Chuck Reese, founder and editor of The Bitter Southerner, an online magazine of writing, photography and music from and about the South. Reese, like many natives, grew tired of the clichés about the South as a region of kinda dull, kinda ignorant yahoos. He says it made him bitter and out of that bitterness an idea was born.
Everybody from P.D. James to your best friend’s sister seems to be writing Jane Austen fan fiction but the only fanfic I’m really excited about right now is Whit Stillman’s reimagining of Lady Susan, an early epistolary novella.