Thursday, September 10, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:14 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
The Telegraph seems to think that Charlotte Brontë was a regular diarist.
"I am just going to write because I can’t help it,” wrote Charlotte Brontë, in the diary that she kept of her life as a school teacher at Roe Head School. She charted her daily life, in pages of repression, longing and creative fury, which she would later put in her books. (Kate Williams)
Buzzfeed has selected the '19 New Historical Fiction Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down This Fall', including the forthcoming novel by Bella Ellis, author of The Vanished Bride.
16. The Diabolical Bones by Bella Ellis (Berkley Books; Nov. 10)
In 1846, the Brontë sisters are busy building their literary careers — oh, and launching their detective company. When a pile of bones are found on a neighboring property, the sisters (along with brother Branwell) are on the case to discover where these bones came from and whether anything sinister happened. But will the Brontës' curiosity lure them into a nefarious trap? (Kirby Beaton)
Book Riot discusses the trailer for the new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.
So what do we do while we wait for October 21? Watch the Rebecca trailer again and again? Luckily for us, Du Maurier was a prolific writer. You can read one of her many other novels—I suggest Jamaica Inn or My Cousin Rachel to start. Adaptations exist of those books as well, so get busy watching them so you’re in the right late-October gothic-spooky headspace by the time Rebecca comes out. You can brush up on your gothic horror knowledge by reading this post. And Rebecca is a retelling of another classic, Jane Eyre, so you could reread that, move on to one of these modern writers upholding the feminist gothic tradition, or read one of these books like Crimson Peak, a movie that’s very similar in plot to Jane Eyre and Rebecca. (Kathleen Keenan)
AltPress lists '20 horror movies from the '90s that are still as scary as they were then', including
Misery, released in 1990, stands as one of the best ever cinematic adaptations of a Stephen King novel. Directed by Rob Reiner, who had a previous hit with a King story in 1986’s Stand By Me, Misery stars James Caan as Paul Sheldon, the author of a series of best-selling Victorian potboilers featuring the Jane Eyre-inspired heroine Misery Chastain. The writer, looking to leave his most popular creation behind for more serious literary aspirations, decides to end the series with Misery’s death. (William Wright)
Business 2 Community uses Emily Brontë's poem The Bluebell to illustrate the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 (Classic Blue 19-4052)
Blue, even Classic Blue, has commonly been used across all forms of art. Emily Brontë’s classic poem “The Bluebell” uses imagery with colors like purple heath, green robes, and of course the bluebell flower. The protagonist, upon seeing the bluebell, experiences melancholia because of reminiscence but ultimately finds that she must learn from her painful past rather than dwell on it. The poem is an introspective take on the bluebell flower. Though the flower itself ranges in color, the association of blue exists in Brontë’s poem. (Martin Chuck)

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