Monday, May 29, 2006

Monday, May 29, 2006 4:32 pm by Cristina   2 comments
So yes, we have learned to teach Wuthering Heights, so now it's time to look at the news related to it. Despite what most news sites might say, not everything has to do with Charlotte and those (in)famous letters, now does it?

The Chicago Sun-Times reviews a novel by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack called Literacy and Longing in L.A. and its main character is like this:

Dora's reading list -- featured in the back of the novel -- functions as a road map to her mood. Sometimes, this device works well, as when she reads Raymond Chandler while she struggles to understand the character of the very bad boyfriend -- a guy who "doesn't like the sound of the surf ... doesn't like Eudora Welty" and doesn't like Dora's friends, either. But, at other moments, like when she picks up Anna Karenina, The End of the Affair, Wuthering Heights and A Farewell to Arms, it's just overkill.

The Texarkana Gazette has a bio on a woman called Bethany Hanna, Texarkana’s Main Street director, who, when asked about her hobbies replies:

“I’m more of a visual kind of person, though I enjoy a good story,” she noted, adding that what she likes to read is something that tells her how to do something. (“Wuthering Heights,” though, is a favorite book.)

And finally, if you want a good laugh, head to this blog we have come across and read what she has to say about some reviews on Wuthering Heights at Here's an appetizer:

"I was so touched by the way Austen gave life to every single character.
I'm looking forward to read more of this writer. "

I can forgive someone not knowing that Wuthering Heights was Emily Bronte's only novel, or forgive someone who hasn't read it of mistakenly saying it was by Jane Austen. But that goes too far.

Read the rest - it's seriously worth it.



  1. Dear God! some of those comments make me so angry, but then I have to laugh.

    There's a ginormous amount of ignorance to be found within those words.

    Jane Austen! Anorexia! only for girls!

    Dear God indeed...

  2. I fund the silly ones hilarious in a sad sort of way. But I was totally puzzled at the one saying it was a girly novel :S In fact, I'd say WH is the Brontë novel best loved by men, wouldn't you?