The 50 best films of 2016 in the US: No 7 Love & Friendship | Film | The Guardian: "Remember how people get more cynical as they get older? Not Jane Austen. She was only 19 when she wrote Lady Susan, an epistolary novella, and though sharp social satire obviously remained a bit of a staple for her, Austen was never as drippingly bitchy as when young.
Even the spikiest of her later work contains some element of real romance: here, the concept is dead, replaced by naked backstabbing, cheerful infidelity, opportunist lust and cold, cold hearts."
biennium: Word of the day for November 25, 2017 - biennium , *n* : A period of two years. Today is the eve of the closing of the 2017 Venice Biennale.