Anna Keesey teaches in the undergraduate creative writing program at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where she holds the Philip Renshaw Distinguished Professorship in Literature and Writing. Her first novel, Little Century, was published in 2012 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She’s a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.
Simple Girl: The Improbable Solace of “Mansfield Park”
Fanny Price focuses. True, she is simple and monochromatic, a dumb lamb among wolves. Yet when surrounded by a manipulated reality, she keeps her interior eye fixed on the Mansfield worth saving. In her stillness, she embodies civil disobedience; she is the power of the nonviolent no....