If you want to understand their writings, a trip to the West Yorkshire parsonage - now a fabulous museum - is a must.We definitely second the suggestion.
For anyone who can't get there, The Brontës At Haworth (Frances Lincoln, £14.99) is a good alternative. In words and pictures, the book brings the Haworth story to life. Just reading it has made me search out my battered old copy of Wuthering Heights. (Frank Barrett)
Joanne enjoys creating unique designs which are inspired by literature, films, music and fragments of prose.Here's the link to the Wuthering Heights range.
They include the Lionel Richie teapot, hand-drawn to say ‘hello... is it tea you’re looking for?’ and the Wuthering Heights plate, which says, ‘Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same’. (Shelina Begum)
The Times Ledger reports the opening of the Langston Hughes Community Library in Queens, New York.
State Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona) praised the decision to landmark the library, which he said he has watched and help financially support through his decades in office.The Telegraph discusses ''hothousing' parents' and mentions orphans along the way.
“I think it’s more than appropriate. This library has blazed new trails,” Aubry said. “It’s an institution that is a model nationwide.”
Aubry, who is black, said Hughes’ writing exemplified the emotions of those in the black community from the 1940s to the ’70s, translating the black experience to the entire world in a way that was never done in literature before.
“While we might appreciate Emily Brontë, we felt Langston Hughes,” Aubry said. (Rebecca Henely)
This no doubt emancipates them from reliance on others; like scores of orphans in literature, from Jane Eyre to Harry Potter, children with no parents, or absent ones, grow up stronger and more enterprising than their cosseted counterparts with parents. But at what emotional cost? (Cristina Odone)The Huffington Post has an article on Charlotte Brontë's to-be-auctioned poem. El País' Mujeres (Spain) features Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own with a passing reference to the Brontës. The Brussels Brontë Blog has a post on recent presentations by its members. Swiat Rosemary writes in Polish about The Professor. Books for Life posts about April Lindner's Jane. Sarahblack5 wants to make a Jane Eyre-inspired soap.