Steven C Munson

Steven C Munson

Steven C. Munson is a writer living in Rome. His essays and reviews on cultural and political matters have appeared in Commentary, The Weekly Standard, The National Interest, and other publications.

Germaine Greer and the Emma Dilemma

Germaine Greer and the Emma Dilemma

Rescuing Jane Austen from Both Her Well-Meaning Admirers and Her Less Well-Meaning Political Critics In the commentaries devoted to Jane Austen this year on the two-hundredth anniversary of her death, the cultural basis of her importance as a historical figure and of her great appeal as a novelist was largely

Steven C Munson
Steven C Munson
Beauty, Equality, and the Problem with Calling Everything 'Sexist'

Beauty, Equality, and the Problem with Calling Everything 'Sexist'

For the literary critic Katie Roiphe, the male sexual passivity depicted by contemporary male novelists masks a “sexism” that is “wilier and shrewder and harder to smoke out” than that of their literary predecessors. “What comes to mind,” she wrote, “is [Jonathan] Franzen’s description of one of his female

Steven C Munson
Steven C Munson
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