Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 12:26 am by M.   No comments
Two non standard Brontë references in recent bibliography or in the news:

1- Yesterday we found this information about the illness that presumably killed Charlotte Brontë. This January Hodder Arnold Publishers republishes Clinical Tuberculosis, edited by P.D.O. Davis.

Concise text on the historical, epidemiological, and clinical aspects of tuberculosis. Presents a worldwide perspective with a new chapter on economics, covering the effect of disease on the economy of a society and the cost of disease management. Color and halftone illustrations. Previous edition: c1994

On the first page there's a list of famous people that died from tuberculosis. The list includes the three Brontë sisters. Yes... even Charlotte is included. Maybe Dr. Davis should read our previous post.

Charlotte Brontë 1816-1855 Writer Emily Brontë 1818-1848 Writer Anne Brontë 1820-1849
(pag 1)

2. And the second reference is one of the weirdest that we have seen recently. An Anne Brontë quote used to discuss Philippine politics (!)

The Manila Bulletin

The making of an underdog
"I am very weary, though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping; may heart is sick of woe." — Anne Brontë

BY nature, Filipinos love to go for the underdog, irrespective of logic and previous hurts.

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