The Prop 8 Saga Continues
When Tom Lutz, the editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, wanted to run something on Prop 8, as it’s called, he turned to CMC Professor Audrey Bilger, who teaches Victorian literature and who has closely followed the passage of the proposition and the legal challenges that overturned it.
Bilger wrote some months ago for the Review about Jane Austen <http://lareviewofbooks.org/post/9827382304/just-like-a-woman“>http://lareviewofbooks.org/post/9827382304/just-like-a-woman>, the writer who perfected the marriage plot. Austen continues to fascinate readers to this day. The story of Prop 8, Bilger says, is no less compelling as narrative, and although the trial transcripts and supporting documents weigh in at roughly twice the poundage of Austen’s collected works, she argues they make just as rewarding reading.
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