Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018 12:30 am by M. in , ,    1 comment
A new biography (or essay) on Emily Brontë from a contemporary perspective.
Emily Brontë Reappraised
A view from the twenty-first century
Claire O'Callaghan
Saraband Press
ISBN: 9781912235056
Publication date: June 15, 2018

Emily Brontë’s incomparable Wuthering Heights is, for many of us, one of our most cherished novels, with the character of Heathcliff being the ultimate romantic hero – and villain. It is a work that has bewitched us for almost 200 years. But Emily herself remains an enigmatic figure, often painted unfairly in a negative light.
So Emily Brontë Reappraised conjures a new image of the great writer by looking at her afresh from the vantage point of the new millennium. It’s a biography with a twist, taking in the themes of her life and work – her feminism, her passion for the natural world – as well as the art she has inspired, and even the “fake news” stories about her. What we discover is that she was, in fact, a thoroughly modern woman. And now, in the 21st century, it’s time for the real Emily Brontë to please stand up.
We don't know who is to be blamed (publishers? publicists?) but using a disputed (fake news painting?) portrait of Emily Brontë on the cover is not the best way to be taken seriously in our humble opinion.

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