Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:19 am by M. in , , ,    1 comment
The Daily Mail has an article, shockingly with no insults or free threats, on a house at Wycoller Hall:
Wycoller has a rich history with even more claims to fame than Penelope Keith.
A ruined country house in the village is said to have been the inspiration for Ferndean Manor, the property to which Mr Rochester relocated after fire destroyed his home of Thornfield Hall in Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre.
Indeed, Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, is just a short drive – or even a good walk, for those feeling hardy – across the moors. (David Barnett)
A thirty-seven picture gallery of To Walk Invisble in The York Press.

The Telegraph recovers the November 13th,1916 edition of the newspaper with this piece of news:
Charlotte Brontë’s piano comes up for sale.
This columnist of The New Straits Times doesn't like modern fiction:
There is a lack of originality in the themes. There is a lack of depth and a feeling that these writers are trying to squeeze in too many modern day concerns between the covers. These modern day popular writers are a poor comparison to yester-year’s Charles Dickens or the Brontë sisters. (Dr Koh Soo Ling)
Asia Times praises the rebirth of Bradford:
Bradford sits surrounded by the damp, dark and desolate moors that were made famous by the Brontë sisters’ classic novels. Its people are therefore well used to the cold. Perhaps that’s why they’ve developed a penchant for food that’s hot and spicy.  (Richard Crook)
The Daily Beast admires the new digital OED:
You can look at all of the terms for which Charlotte Brontë is currently recorded as the first user (and in doing so, you can scratch you head and puzzle over how on earth she comes to be the first recorded reference for “the Wild West”). (John Simpson)
Sydsvenskan (in Swedish) reviews Celestine by Olga Ravn:
Begreppet Female Gothic myntades 1977 av Ellen Moers och syftar på hur kvinnliga författare verksamma inom gotiken använde skräck för att gestalta patriarkalt förtryck. Charlotte Brontë, vars romaner ofta sägs ha gotiska drag, är ett exempel. Hennes "Villette" gavs ut av Modernista förra året, på svenska för första gången sedan 1854 (översättning Anna-Karin Malmström Ehrling och Per Ove Ehrling). I den anas en spökande nunna som fungerar som påminnelse om vad kyskhetsbrottet innebär, då huvudpersonen tampas med sitt eget sexuella uppvaknande.
Lustigt nog delar "Celestine" flera drag med "Villette". Även Ravns roman skildrar en ung lärarinna på internatskola. Där spökar den unga fickan Celestine som, liksom spöket i Brontës roman, blivit levande begravd som bestraffning för sin sexualitet. Uppluckringen mellan textens nutida jag och spöket Celestine fungerar som en påminnelse om förtrycket då och nu, samtidigt som det blir ett systerskap att hämta styrka till motståndet ur. (Anna Lundvik) (Translation)
Writergurlny has visited the Morgan Library Charlotte Brontë exhibition in New York; Adventures in Allophilia continues finding the erotic in Brontë and Dickens; Felicia L Mesadieu and Meagan Reads Classics vlogs/blogs about Jane Eyre.

1 comment:

  1. The piano article is interesting as it says the piano belonged to a Mr.Dixon. I wounder if that was the Dixon family that was related to Mary Taylor and who knew the Charlotte in Brussels

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