Austen and Niedecker

After I finished the biography "Becoming Jane Austen", I went back to reading & reading about Niedecker and was struck by this quote from Basil Bunting, about her work, on the EPC biography page on Niedecker:

"Her work was austere, free of all ornament, relying on the fundamental rhythms of concise statement, so that to many readers it must have seemed strange and bare."

If I didn't know it was about Niedecker, I would have guessed it was about Austen. So, apparently I'm drawn to that concise, ornament-free writing. Though, am I practicing that? I don't know that I was. Though now that I've noticed it's what I like to read, I can make an effort to implement in my writing what I like in others...

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