Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016 12:30 am by M. in , , , ,    No comments
Today October 28, in Haworth:
Museums at Night: Charlotte Brontë, the artist
A Parsonage Unwrapped special event
October 28, 7.30PM

Charlotte Brontë was an accomplished artist and considered a career in art before she turned to writing. Join Jane Sellars, Curator of Harrogate's Mercer Art Gallery and co-author of The Art of the Brontës, to discover the art of Charlotte Brontë in this Museums at Night special event.
And in Norfolk, CT:
Norfolk Library Book Group with Mark Scarbrough will discuss Charlotte Brontë's, Jane Eyre (1847), chapters 21-38 on Friday, October 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

In his blog, Mark poses the question: Is Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre? and he answers that question with eloquence: "It’s relatively easy to read an author’s life back into her or his work. But it’s mostly a deception, if not a logic fault, particularly for works written in the Romantic Era (around 1800) and following. A powerfully imaginative work—what we would consider a great work of Western literature—has one significant hallmark: it creates a world unto itself. It so encapsulates experience and indeed the essence of what it is to be human that it makes its own rules, creates its own time, and spins a fabric of reality to suit itself. The author’s life is finally (and at best) tangential to the work." 

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