Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 10:31 am by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
The Guardian asked readers, 'Which classical English novelist did most for the advancement of women?' and one of them answered:
• We have Mr Currer Bell to thank. Without him Miss Brontë would not have written.
Jennifer Rathbone, Toronto, Canada
While Fond du Lac Reporter finds a reader who has just had a revelation:
Stumbling upon obscure old classics is like finding a treasure for Brenda Burns of Fond du Lac.
“I just discovered that Charlotte Brontë wrote a few books other than “Jane Eyre” before she died. I am currently enjoying ‘Villette,’ which I found at our local Goodwill,” she said. (Sharon Roznik)
Wonder Woman (India) lists Jane Eyre among 8 other books 'to help you own your power'.
There's nothing better than going back to the classics to get some inspiration. Jane Eyre's a tale about how a timid orphaned young girl becomes a governess ends up falling in love with an elusive man. It's a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than what society commanded. (Ayushi Thapliyal)
The Hollywood Reporter explains the origins of the title of Sandra Tsing Loh's book The Madwoman in the Volvo.
In 1979, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar published The Madwoman in the Attic, a study of such 19th century authors as Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters coping with the Madonna-whore dichotomy that often restricts the portrayal of women in literature. In some ways, we’ve come a long way from a polemic that barely scratches the surface of human complexity, but in most ways we haven’t. The “mad woman” refers to Bertha Mason, Rochester’s wife who is kept locked away by her husband in Jane Eyre. L.A. author and humorist Sandra Tsing Loh traded an attic for an automobile in her book, The Madwoman in the Volvo, which looks at misadventures and uncommon sense surrounding menopause. (Jordan Riefe)
While Politics Web (South Africa) writes about Romanticism (well, about 'Whiteness and the sociology of romanticism' to be precise).
Romanticism entered the world in the late 18th century. It has ebbed and flowed in form, intensity and spatial location ever since. In its origins, it was a reaction against Enlightenment ideals of rationalism, empiricism, and universalism, with their tendency to desiccation. The reaction was an attraction to emotional extremes and subjectivity. In its superheated form, it has generated breath taking cultural products - Tristan and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights are just two European examples, and there are many counterparts in other places and at other times. (Charles Simkins)
According to Lifehacker (Australia),
. . . creative minds across generations like Tennyson, Keats, Bronte, Dickinson and Shakespeare all wax rhapsodic about the rejuvenating beauty of summer, and how it’s a special time of year for developing your creativity. (Alan Henry)
One of the films IndieWire is looking forward to in 2016 is Andrea Arnold's American Honey and apparently,
Her 2011 adaptation of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" didn't make much of an impact outside of the festival circuit, but something tells us that shouldn't be the case with "American Honey." (Zack Sharf)
She Reads Novels posts about Wide Sargasso Sea.The Iced Tea Diaries: A Book Blog reviews Wuthering Heights.


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