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The first historian of the private consciousness

Le Soir Magazine (Belgium) carries an article about Charlotte Bronté's time in Brussels:

Charlotte Brontë, éprise de son professeur bruxellois
L’auteure de « Jane Eyre » a vécu près de deux ans dans notre capitale. Et plusieurs de ses livres ont été inspirés par les expériences qu’elle y fit.
C’est le 15 février 1842, à l’âge de 26 ans, que Charlotte Brontë, flanquée de sa sœur Emily, arrive à Bruxelles. Filles de pasteur, ayant perdu leur mère alors qu’elles étaient enfants, on les destine à l’enseignement. Pour parfaire leur éducation et leurs connaissances linguistiques, leur père a l’idée de les envoyer dans la capitale belge où l’un de ses amis, chapelain à l’ambassade de Grande-Bretagne, lui a dégoté un pensionnat pour jeunes filles respectable. Celui-ci est tenu par le couple Héger-Parent. Il est situé rue Isabelle, à l’emplacement de l’actuel Palais des Beaux-Arts. (Yves Vander Cruisen) (Translation) (Translation)

Bishop's Stortford recommends books for children with dyslexia:

Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, a retelling by Tanya Landman
Orphaned as a child, tormented by her guardian and cast out to a harsh boarding school, Jane Eyre has been raised in the shadow of cruelty and isolation.
But when she takes a job as governess in Thornfield Hall, where secrets lurk in the attic and strange laughter echoes through the night, Jane meets the elusive Mr Rochester and her life is irrevocably transformed.
Poignantly and powerfully retold in this stunning edition, Jane Eyre is the tale of a spirited heroine's search for love, independence and belonging.
Newsweek lists '100 monumental novels'
Jane Eyre
Literary critic Daniel S. Burt has called Charlotte Brontë "the first historian of the private consciousness" thanks to her novel "Jane Eyre," the first to focus on a lead character's moral and spiritual development. Well ahead of its time, this romantic novel follows the titular Jane Eyre through a rough childhood, as a student and teacher at a school, and then—in what readers remember best about the novel—as she accepts a job as governess and slowly begins to fall for her mysterious employer, Mr. Rochester.
Wuthering Heights
Charlotte Bronte's younger sister Emily wrote "Wuthering Heights," a classic example of a gothic novel. The book, about the ill-fated love between Heathcliff and Catherine, contains elements of the supernatural, a host of scandals, and more than one love triangle. (Madison Troyer)

Report Door interviews singer and composer Stevie Nicks:

Erin Clark; I’m curious though, that when you went with that original sketch to Margi and you had this very clear vision, where did that come from?
S.N.: It was very specific, huh? I think that it did come from somewhere between Oliver Twist and Great Expectations and those kinds of stories that I read and love, even like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, those kinds of kind of fairytale books. Those heroines were definitely specific in what they wore.  

The Observer interviews actor Johnny Flynn:

Frank is the latest in a line of what Flynn calls “my broken-neck roles”, in which you know someone is going to come to a bad end without being quite sure who. In Michael Pearce’s 2017 debut feature, Beast, he was the Heathcliff-like poacher, Pascal, who lights a wildfire under a combustible Jessie Buckley. (Claire Armitstead)
Jutarnji (Croatia) talks about some local performances of the play Sylvia by Fabrice Murgia:
 U epilogu predstave Plath se povezuje s Virginijom Woolf, Anne Sexton, Emily Brontë, a i postavlja se pitanje koliko su njezini nasljednici - Hughes i njihova kći, oblikovali našu percepciju žene koja je postala znak za sve nas mrakom rastrgane i neuračunljive, ne samo umjetnice. (Pavica Knezović Belan) (Translation)

This article on Donna Moderna (Italy) feels pretty old to us:

Apparentemente pericolosa è la Bestia nella fiaba europea del ’700, e non è un caso forse che la protagonista della saga si chiami Bella. Oscuro e crudele è Heathcliff in Cime tempestose, che Bella legge in Eclipse, il terzo volume della serie. Tenebroso è il Mr Rochester di Jane Eyre, anche questa è una delle letture più amate da Bella. (Alessia Gazzola) (Translation)

Project Nerd (Italy) reviews The Haunting of Bly Manor:

Negli episodi dedicati ad ognuno di loro scopriamo il loro passato e cosa li ha portati a compiere alcuni gesti estremi. Tra loro c’è un amore malato come quello di Cathy e Heatcliff in “Cime Tempestose” che sfocerà nella tragedia. (Stefania Fabbiano) (Translation)

An insomnia quote from Charlotte Brontë on Parade; a scavenger hunt at the Baldwin Wallace University with gothic literature in mind (including Wuthering Heights) on The Exponent.



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