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Susannah Carson

Susannah Carson is an American author, editor, and academic. She received her Ph.D. from Yale, after earning graduate degrees at Paris III, La Sorbonne-Nouvelle and Lyon II, L’Université des Lumières. Her work has appeared in scholarly publications, newspapers, and magazines, and she has edited two volumes of literary essays:  A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Authors on Why We Read Jane Austen and Living with Shakespeare: Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors.


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Living with Shakespeare
Written by Susannah Carson, Foreword by Harold Bloom
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-74291-9 (0-307-74291-1)

Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Living with Shakespeare, Susannah Carson invites forty actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture.

We hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic... Read more






A Truth Universally Acknowledged
Edited by Susannah Carson, Foreword by Harold Bloom
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | November 2010
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8001-1 (0-8129-8001-8)

Why are we so fascinated with Jane Austen’s novels? Why is Austen so universally beloved? The essayists in this volume offer their thoughts on the delightful puzzle of Austen’s popularity. Classic and contemporary writers—novelists, essayists, journalists, scholars, and a filmmaker—discuss the tricks and treasures of Austen’s novels, from her witty dialogue... Read more





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