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Should Literature Be Useful?

The New Yorker
Fiction’s lack of practical applications is what gives it its special freedom.
Read this on The New Yorker • 22 weeks ago

Should Literature Be Useful?

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  • Chloe Bowker

    Nope. It was proved that Jane never in her life sat for a painter, the only drawing of her that exists is an amateur drawing by one of her siblings.

  • Edie Engel

    This so much more likely to be one Edward Austen Knight's daughters, (perhaps Fanny!) than to be Jane. That would also explain its descent down the Rice family.

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