"You are cold, because you are alone: no contact striked the fire from you that is in you." - “You are cold, because you are alone: no contact striked the fire from you that is in you.” - *Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre*
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It might not have been what Austen and Brontë had in mind when they pioneered the classic romantic novel, but the evolution of women’s literature to the modern genre “chick lit” certainly has the literary world abuzz with both praise and controversy. (Allie Paul)The Washington Post does fit Wuthering Heights in its right literary genre though:
Atmosphere and atmospherics are crucial to the success of gothic fiction. “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “Wuthering Heights,” “Rebecca” and “The Haunting of Hill House” have at least this quality in common, that their protagonists inhabit and move through a largely unknowable world that darkens around them. (Peter Straub)Novelicious finds a Brontëite in writer Jodi Taylor:
What is your favourite Women’s Fiction book of all time and why? I read Jane Eyre at school, enjoyed it and forgot it. I read it again a couple of years ago and was astonished at the power and passion of Charlotte Brontë’s writing. It’s an incredible story that is as relevant today as it was when it was written. I've read it several times since, finding something new and amazing every time.The Museums Association has a little quiz on who said what on Twitter. Here's a hint: it wasn't the Brontë Parsonage that said this:
4. #DidYouKnow that Branwell Brontë worked on the railways&was sacked due to incompetence. Today marks 166 yrs since his death at the age of 31The Morley Observer lists some of the events that took place last weekend as part of the ninth Morley Literature Festival.
The ninth Morley Literature Festival got off to a solid start at the weekend and there is still a lot more to see before it draws to a close on Sunday.Boy George talks about Kate Bush's comeback shows in the Nottingham Post.
A heritage walk, Brontë Literary Lunch and manga workshop were among the events to make a splash with visitors.
I heard people moaning about Kate Bush's show because she didn't perform 'Wuthering Heights'. That's a weird one though because it's like me not performing ‘Karma Chameleon’. We'd probably get pulled off the stage" he laughs.
I went to the Bronte sisters house, where they lived and loved and wrote some of the most inspired novels ever written. It's was a house of brave and brilliant women. #girlpower