Tag Archives: Charlotte Bronte

For Today, But Really Every Day: Ladies I Love

I love these women for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or they were “there” in my most formative years, holding out a torch to lead the way. … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve been working on this list for a couple of weeks. I also plan on doing Non-Fiction and other categories in my out-of-control library. Some authors are represented multiple times. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë was born on this day, in 1816. Here is perhaps the most famous image of the Brontë sisters, a portrait done by their dissipated brother Branwell: Here are a couple of excerpts from her letters, and quotes about … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

I love them for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or, most importantly, they were “there” in my most formative years as a child, and held out a … Continue reading

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2011 Books Read

Here is my annual roundup of all of the books I read this year. Not quite up to the pace I normally am (although 2009 was an all-time low), but movies and writing have become nearly full-time pursuits for me … Continue reading

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Villette and Remembered Kindnesses

I finished Villette the other day and I am still processing my powerful experience. Tracey finished it yesterday and we exchanged some intense emails about our experience of the book, what struck us, what moved us, and how speechless the … Continue reading

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The Books: The Brontës, by Juliet Barker

Daily Book Excerpt: Biography Next biography on this shelf is The Brontës, by Juliet Barker The story of the tragic Brontë family is familiar to everyone: we all know about the half-mad, repressive father, the drunken, drug-addicted wastrel of a … Continue reading

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Speaking of Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre just came out on DVD. I have been devouring it (excellent commentary from director Cary Fukunaga). Here’s my review. I still think they should have kept in Mr. Rochester dressing up in drag to grill Jane Eyre about … Continue reading

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The Books: The Life of Charlotte Brontë, by Elizabeth Gaskell

Daily Book Excerpt: Biography Next biography on this shelf is The Life of Charlotte Brontë, by Elizabeth Gaskell “It is a fascinating book. Perhaps because it is so full of mystery — the mystery of those three strange Bronte women … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre (2011): It’s Not MY Jane Eyre, But It’s Pretty Close

I get a little bit proprietary about Charlotte Brontë’s novel in my review at Capital New York of the latest film adaptation of Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. (One quick note: I love the headlines I get … Continue reading

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