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Topic - William Deresiewicz
The erasing has begun at Penn State, the kind of erasing dictatorships are so good at. The president is gone. The legendary football coach is gone. The athletic director and a vice president have resigned. Soon enough, they'll probably be taking down Joe Paterno's statue, though maybe not as roughly as the Iraqis took down Saddam's.
"A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter" (Penguin), by William Deresiewicz: There's nothing quite like meeting another admirer of your favorite author, finding in that person a similar vigor for the close reading of that author's works, and sharing the memories you have of what it was like when you first encountered them.
William Deresiewicz, who writes for The Nation and The New Republic among others, will receive an honorary award for "excellence in reviewing."
He writes with wit, charm and candor, and the result is simply delightful.