Monday, January 11, 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021 11:39 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
The Varsity (Canada) features the novel The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner.
All in all, this piece of historical fiction resembles a love letter not only to Austen, but also to the world of literature itself, alluding to many of the greats like Charlotte Brontë and Virginia Woolf, bringing forward their contributions to society. (Can Gultekin)
Writing (Ireland) reviews The Dark Room by Sam Blake.
So would I recommend this book to you or anyone? yes definitely if you love Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and the gothic creepiness of Brontës especially Jane Eyre then this book will suit you down to the ground. There are certain places even now in the “modern” age that gives us a creeping feeling of dread or a feeling of sadness and decay, and this is how I feel that this story works, though its set present day the way the tension builds and creeps up on you is almost an old gothic feeling, that mysterious house with a tragic past and certain things going on that make it more mysterious and terrifying. (Zoe Radley)
The Atlantic discusses the 'feminist rediscovery' of artist Artemisia Gentileschi.
Historical rediscovery is one of the feminist movement’s great successes. From the 1970s onward, books such as Sheila Rowbotham’s Hidden From History, Dale Spender’s Women of Ideas (And What Men Have Done to Them), and Joanna Russ’s How to Suppress Women’s Writing argued that the traditional canon—literary, artistic, scientific—is skewed by sexism. Many brilliant women were underappreciated in their lifetime; others were discarded by posterity. The Brontës wrote under men’s names. Marie Curie was named on the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903 only after her husband, Pierre, also her co-researcher, intervened. Orchestras refused to play the work of female composers. Over the past 50 years, there has been a concerted effort to counterbalance this tendency. (Helen Lewis)
AnneBrontë.org has a post on Madame Heger. Atticus Books posts about Wuthering Heights and deenprogress shares some thoughts on rereading Jane Eyre.


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