Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Jane Eyre, a crime novel

Jane Eyre a crime novel? Crime Beat (South Africa) thinks so:

2.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is probably my favourite mystery novel, and arguably the greatest one every written. It has the three essential elements of a good mystery, suspense, a determined but tortured heroine, and astute social commentary. (Michéle Rowe)
The New York Review of Books reviews a couple of new Sylvia Plath-related books. Including Carl Rollyson's American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath:
Thus Rollyson’s tormented-genius Sylvia experiences “burst[s] of inspiration” that climax in “a crescendo of poetic outpouring.” When she encounters Hughes, the “love of her life,” on the “Cambridge campus” he “might as well have stepped right out of a Brontë novel.” (“Plath seems to have intuited the triumph and tragedy of mating with such a man.”) 
Vice lists women writers:
1816–1855: “The Bell Brothers”
Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë were sisters born to a minister and his wife who must have had some kind of fucking genius literary genes, because their offspring produced some of the 19th century’s most enduring fiction. Emily wrote Wuthering Heights under the pen name “Ellis Bell,” Charlotte penned Jane Eyre as “Currer Bell,” Anne wrote Agnes Grey under “Acton Bell,” and all three became wildly successful (even after everyone found out they didn’t have dicks). Their brother, Branwell, was also reportedly a genius, but he was also a fuckup who got addicted to alcohol and opium and died of tuberculosis. Just like a man! Am I right, ladies? (Kara Crabb)
The Daily Express looks for the best national parks in the UK:
Yorkshire Dales: The Falls at Aysgarth starred in a fight scene in Kevin Costner’s film, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. The stunning locations of heather moorland, hay meadows and rural villages of the Yorkshire Dales also provide stunning locations in Wuthering Heights (2011). and Calendar Girls (2003).
L'Express (France) reviews the comic book Les Quatre Soeurs by Malika Ferdjoukh:
La fratrie habite toujours la Vill'Hervé, un manoir brinquebalant niché au bord d'une falaise, décor digne des Hauts de Hurlevent. (Nathalie Riché) (Translation)
Books Live (South Africa) reviews This House is Haunted by Jonathan Boyne:
Ghosts and governesses, isolated country houses and strange children, family secrets and pervasive menace – Boyne crafts a wonderful Victorian ghost story that combines Dickens and Brontë with a touch of MR James. (Aubrey Paton)
XOjane interviews Beulah Devaney, Features Editor at For Books' Sake:
Lady-crush Literary List: Muriel Spark, Dorothy Parker, Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter, Charlotte Roche, Carson McCullers, Irene Nemirovsky, Charlotte and Anne Brontë (soz Emily) and Jane Austen.
An Emily Brontë reference in Lady Slipper Farm and the Summer People by Holly Nadler via Martha's Vineyard's Patch; a local Brontëite in The Citizen Stroud Life; The Great Raven reviews Black Spring by Alison Croggon; Cubamatinal (in Spanish) talks about Jane Eyre 2011.

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