Friday, May 28, 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021 10:17 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
Today is the 172nd anniversary of the death of Anne Brontë in Scarborough and we would like to mark it by quoting from the just-resurfaced diary paper she wrote 8 years before in Scarborough too.


These words still resonate:
All these diversities, with many others, are things we did not expect or foresee in the July of 1837. What will the next four years bring forth? Providence only knows. But we ourselves have sustained very little alteration since that time. I have the same faults that I had then, only I have more wisdom and experience, and a little more self-possession than I then enjoyed.
Needless to say, these words and the rest that have come to light again belong in the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Some sites are still talking about the forthcoming auction: Smithsonian Magazine, Observer, ActuaLitté (France)...

The Yorkshire Post has included the Brontë Parsonage Museum in its 'Guide to Yorkshire's 150 best days out, part one: Museums and art galleries'.
Brontë Parsonage Museum
The museum, which was once home to the Brontë family, looks after some of the largest and most important Brontë collections in the world. For the past five years the museum’s Brontë2000 programme has been celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of four of the Brontës: Charlotte in 2016, Branwell in 2017, Emily in 2018 and in 2019 it celebrated the life of the Rev Patrick Brontë, 200 years after he was invited to take up the role of parson in Haworth. Anne’s celebration in 2020 had to be put on hold but an exhibition, Amid the Brave and Strong, will delve into the key elements of her life. The museum is run by the Brontë Society, one of the oldest literary societies in the world, founded in 1898 and has a thriving worldwide membership. There is a full programme of events at the museum and in the surrounding village of Haworth.
The New York Times recommends The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman.
Fresh from a rough breakup with a faithless boyfriend and a triumphant turn as Jane Eyre in the British film “Eyre,” Mia Eliot has arrived in Los Angeles to break into the big leagues. At an audition for a drama that is set on Mars, she meets an actress named Emily, who thrusts her purse into Mia’s arms and asks for help in feeding her parking meter. When Mia returns, Emily is nowhere to be found. What’s worse, no one remembers seeing her at all. (Sarah Lyall)
El universal (Mexico) features writer Margo Glantz.
En su ensayo, titulado “La querella de las mujeres”, Glantz hace un retrato de Woolf construido por citas y fragmentos de sus obras, pero también establece los lazos con otras mujeres como Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, María de Zayas, Emily Brontë, Simone de Beauvoir y Jane Austen. (Yanet Aguilar Sosa) (Translation)

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