Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Who Doesn't Like Pathetic Fallacies?

Skyscanner talks about books where exotic, and sometimes not so exotic locations, are key to the mood of the novel:

Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë, Northern England

The Yorkshire Moors are the setting for this classic novel. If you like pathetic fallacy, and quite frankly, who doesn’t, then this is the book for you. The anti-hero, Heathcliff, rants and raves whilst storms abound, as he lives a life tormented by his thwarted love for Catherine Linton.
The novel explores the destructive forces which their unresolved passion unleashes on them and others caught up in the drama. Part romance, mostly gothic fiction, the setting matches perfectly the isolation of many characters and the harshness of the landscape is an ideal backdrop for Heathcliff’s elemental nature to show its true colours.
Brief news: a graduate student remembering that her "class had great discussions about Wuthering Heights" in Livingston Daily, the Guardian (Nigeria) uses a bizarre Wuthering Heights metaphor:
If Yenagoa looked secure and tempting like a young girl in the summer of pubescence, the wuthering heights of life in the Delta is in the uncertainty of hope. So much potential hobbled by the failure of Nigerian politics. (Reuben Abati)
Cate Masters interviews author and Brontëite, Sandy Lender:
Who are some of your favorite authors and books? What are you reading now?
Sandy Lender: I love Charlotte Bronte (and her sisters). My favorite book of all time is JANE EYRE, and if you look closely, you’ll see influences in CHOICES MEANT FOR GODS. Right now I’m reading a book called CHARLOTTE IN LOVE by Brian Wilks. It’s driving me mad because, bless his heart, Mr. Wilks keeps saying the same things over and over and over…and they’re mostly things that Bronte scholars already know. So I keep putting the book down to read other books. That sounds very harsh of me. I should also say that he has done his research well. The things that he repeats are accurate and well-placed to make his arguments in the text.
Only Sometimes Clever, Community of Readers Book Reviews, The Read Queen and June Women have read (or reread) Jane Eyre, The weird world of Dani posts about Jane Eyre 2006 (in Dutch), 5 Minutes for Books reviews Jillian Dare, Savidge Reads posts a review of Justine Picardie's Daphne and Dalal Al Shareif posts an article by Sundus E. Al. Nabhani: Essential Differences Among Brontë Sisters’ Works.

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