Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019 10:58 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
Bustle recommends '13 Collections Of Diary Entries And Letters By Famous Creatives', including
'The Brontës: A Life in Letters' Edited by Juliet Barker
Juliet Barker's selection of letters reveal the authentic voices of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, as well as their brother, Branwell, and father, Reverend Patrick Brontë. These letters detail the siblings' strange childhood, their years of struggle before their books took the literary world by storm, and the tragically young deaths of several of the Brontës. (Kerri Jarema)
While Book Riot suggests '7 of the Best Books About the History of Women's Writing', including these two:
A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Charlotte Brontë to Doris Lessing by Elaine Showalter
Elaine Showalter’s immense history of British women’s writing was my introduction to feminist literary criticism. So now you know where to send any complaints and/or plaudits. Unlike a lot of her fellow non-Brit writers, Showalter does a decent job of analysing the way Britain’s unique sexism and classism contributed to and impeded the development of women’s writing. A Literature of Their Own is packed full of interesting insights and by the end you’ll have a reading list long enough to stretch from Land’s End to John O’Groats. [...]
The Madowman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar
In The Madwoman in the Attic, U.S. authors Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar skip right on over the way that sexuality, gender, and class impacted the work of early British writers like Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, George Elliot and Christina Rosetti. They do, however, seed a lot of the literary theories and assumptions about women’s writing that we take for granted today. As a piece of women’s history Madwoman is still an interesting read and worth adding to your collection. (Beulah Maud Devaney)
According to Refinery 29, Jane Eyre is one of '7 Books [...] That Are Much Easier As Audiobooks'.
Listen while: getting ready for bed.
We're all vaguely familiar with the story of Jane Eyre, but how many of us actually read the novel? Like, properly read it outside the confines of GCSEs and disruptive English classrooms? Not as many of us as you may have been lead to believe. But your fleeting knowledge of the story - Jane is an orphan in northern England, becomes a governess, meets Mr. Rochester and a tragic romance ensues - makes it the perfect accompaniment to an end of day unwind. Also, having Thandie Newton talk you to sleep is never a bad thing. (Jazmin Kopotsha)
La Croix (France) recommends Wuthering Heights among other romantic reads for teenagers.
Les Hauts de Hurlevent
Dans les paysages tourmentés du Yorkshire, Catherine et Heathcliff perpétuent leur passion et leur haine d’une génération à l’autre. Les sauvages héros d’Emily Brontë sont loin de ceux qu’on rencontre habituellement dans les histoires d’amour. Mais est-ce bien d’amour qu’il s’agit ? La vengeance et la noirceur dominent dans ce terrible roman, grand classique de la littérature anglaise. (S. J.) (Translation)
Speaking of ages for reading books, The Sydney Morning Herald comments on the list of books by reading age compiled recently by The Washington Post.
You're probably going to argue with their choices, but that's part of the pleasure of it. For example, why no children's classics? But I can't disagree when it comes to The Very Hungry Caterpillar for one-year-olds, or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for eight-year-olds, or Jane Eyre for 16-year-olds, absolutely the ideal age for this book. "Nobody understands you and your terribly unfair life," says The Post. "Reader, you are not alone." (Jane Sullivan)
Buxton Advertiser tells about a recent event at Buxton’s Pump Room.
Philip Parkin, of the Arkwright Society, presented working class voices of the industrial revolution. He read extracts from literature about clashes between mill owners and their workers including excerpts from novels by Charlotte Brontë and Elizabeth Gaskell. He also sang songs and poems by mill workers.
Observador (Portugal) reports that there's a new Paula Rego exhibition in Cascais. Some of her Jane Eyre artwork is on display.
Catarina Alfaro conseguiu reunir para esta exibição um conjunto de séries e histórias tão fabulosas como sombrias como as Nursery Rhymes/lengalengas infantis da Inglaterra medieval, a série Sem Título sobre o aborto, a que fez sobre o romance Jane Eyre de Charlote Brontë, contos populares portugueses ou, a mais recente, Mutilação Genital Feminina, sobre o ritual tenebroso que persiste em todo o mundo até na Europa. Cada uma delas vale uma visita pois a sua riqueza pictórica, narrativa, simbólica supera a pintura e maneja um conjunto de detalhes de subtilezas, de latências que só a escala de pretos, cinzentos, brancos infinitos ou ocres deixa ver. (Joana Emídio Marques) (Translation)
Facce Caso (Italy) has asked students about their recent experience in the Italian equivalent of SATs.
Cosa hai collegato? “Non ho iniziato dalla singola materia, perché ho pensato che quello che i professori avrebbero voluto è che lo studente potesse argomentare prima di collegare tutto un po’ a caso. Diciamo che all’inizio ho parlato di tutto, dalla Sea Watch a Salvini, per almeno cinque minuti o poco più. Poi ho iniziato a collegare. Per Italiano ho scelto Verga, perché ho pensato al riscatto sociale; da lì sono passato a Nietzsche e il superuomo, perché ho sempre pensato al cambiamento. Con storia, è stato più automatico, Hitler, Mussolini e la propaganda e da lì, la prof di italiano mi ha chiesto di D’Annunzio. Latino, il Banchetto di Trimalchione, anche lì il cambiamento di status sociale. Ho concluso poi, in scienze, con le cellule staminali, collegandole con i grandi dibattiti del nostro periodo e per inglese Jane Eyre di Charlotte Brontë”. (Tommaso Fefè) (Translation)
The Natchez Democrat features a local graduate whose essay is among the winning entries of the 23rd Annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest and who enjoys reading classic novels such as Wuthering Heights.

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