Posts Tagged: charlotte bronte

What to Read When Trying to Figure Out Who You Are

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Terry H. Watkins shares a list of books to celebrate her novel, DARLING GIRL.

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Three Collections in Two Volumes by August Kleinzahler

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Be stunned by Kleinzahler’s poetry in the far ports of your body.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Feminism

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We here at The Rumpus matriarchy are celebrating all of our feminist “mothers” this Mother’s Day!

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The Unexpected Feminism of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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Perhaps it’s more productive then to think about Rebecca’s craziness as a source of sanity in a crazy world in which women are routinely disregarded.

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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 Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #2: In a World Gone Tilt-a-Whirl

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Society is falling apart, the daily news seems to say. Living in interesting times, it is all too easy to fear that our work is meaningless.

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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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Fingerprints On Every Sentence

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For Electric Literature, Selin Gökcesu shares her experience rereading Jane Eyre. Though she had loved the novel in childhood, Gökcesu’s MFA experience and her “selective” adult perspective “eroded” her interest in the novel: At thirty-eight, what I perceived as Brontë’s moral standpoint rubbed me the wrong way. Nowadays, to enjoy a book, not only do […]

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Charlotte Bronte’s Letters

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Laura June writes for Pictorial at Jezebel on the epistolary life of Charlotte Bronte. June covers Bronte’s later years, showing that the significant portion of what we know about Charlotte Bronte comes from her correspondence with her best friend, Ellen Nussey, and her former employer/love of her life, Constantin Héger.

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Between the Pages

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Long since buried and canonized, Charlotte Brontë is now subject to every writer’s worst nightmare. A poem and prose piece penned by a teenaged Brontë have recently been discovered between the pages of a book that belonged to the Victorian author’s mother. The Brontë Society will acquire the previously unpublished works within the next few […]

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A Little Brontë

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Before the Brontë sisters wrote their masterpieces, they and their brother created tiny little books. The creative children invented fantasy worlds, wrote stories, and then set about putting together the petite, one inch by two inch books. Twenty of the pint sized books survived and now nine are digitally available from Harvard’s Weissman Preservation Center. […]

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