Posts Tagged: bronte sisters

Call and Response: A Conversation with Hannah Tinti

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Hannah Tinti discusses how The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley came into being, the formation of its characters, and how twelve scars and the celestial heavens help give this book structure and heft.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview #105: Miranda Pennington

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In between book launch events, Miranda Pennington found time to discuss her bibliomemoir and more.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #91: Meghan Lamb

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Author Meghan Lamb‘s new novel, Silk Flowers (Birds of Lace, March 2017), is a book that cuts to the core of disturbance. In it, a woman is struck by an inexplicable and undiagnosable illness that renders her immobile and takes away her ability to speak. Her husband must become her caretaker, living with a woman […]

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Melodrama

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Members of the Brontë Society, which maintains the historical Bronte homestead in Haworth, England, “seem to have split into two factions, the ‘modernisers’ and the ‘conservatives,’ who are now battling for the society’s soul.” A recent meeting involved much shouting, booing, and an (unsuccessful) attempt to exclude a journalist. All of this may be getting the society […]

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The Heroine’s Journey

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What do Jane Eyre, Catherine Linton, and Katniss Everdeen have in common? “They can’t be pinned down. They are dazzlingly complex,” says Samantha Ellis, author of How to Be a Heroine, over at the BBC. Great heroines are fiercely passionate, Ellis writes. “And maybe that is really why these heroines last, because they make our own […]

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The Other Brontë Girl

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She was the Khloé Kardashian of nineteenth century literature, the Michelle Williams of her girl group, her family’s invisible Zeppo Marx. Over at Flavorwire, Sarah Seltzer makes a case for the Brontë sisters’ own personal Ringo: Nothing sums up her relationship to her sister’s work better than the Hark, a Vagrant comic called “Dude Watching […]

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