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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

This review originally appeared on Capital New York. The classic book, by Charlotte Bronte, has a creepy, supernatural element that translates awkwardly to the big screen. Film-makers do one of two things: They throw up their hands at some point … Continue reading

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Books Within Books: Gulliver’s Travels in Jane Eyre

I love it when books show up in books, when books play a huge part in a character’s life. Kind of like movies-in-movies. In keeping with the Iranian theme here from last week here’s a post I wrote I about … Continue reading

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The Books: Six Centuries of Great Poetry: A Stunning Collection of Classic British Poems from Chaucer to Yeats: Emily Brontë

Daily Book Excerpt: Poetry Six Centuries of Great Poetry: A Stunning Collection of Classic British Poems from Chaucer to Yeats, edited by Robert Penn Warren and Albert Erskine Charlotte Brontë first read her sister Emily’s poems in 1845. She describes … Continue reading

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Book Meme: Pick One

Hard to pick one answer for each. Got this from Ted. One book you’re currently reading: I am only reading one. I cannot read fiction right now. I can barely read, if you want to know the truth, but I … Continue reading

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The Perfect Library

110 best books … Of course the thing with these lists is people get uppity and pissed, either by what is left off (My first uppity question is: “where the hell is Harriet the Spy??”) or by the bias shown … Continue reading

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“the poor little woman of genius!”

The poor little woman of genius! … I can read a great deal of her life as I fancy in her book, and see that rather than have fame … she wants some Tomkins or other to … be in … Continue reading

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The Books: “Jane Eyre” (Charlotte Bronte)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Jane Eyre – by Charlotte Bronte. I love this book. That is all. I will never get tired of re-reading it. Here’s an excerpt. I actually remember the first time I read the first part … Continue reading

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