A Square In Brussels To Be Renamed In Honor Of The Bronte Sisters

A Square In Brussels To Be Renamed In Honor Of The Bronte Sisters

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Brussels is renaming one of its squares to honor the Bronte sisters. The two sisters, Charlotte and Emily, spent a lot of time there visiting friends. The sisters lived in Haworth, West Yorkshire before moving to Brussels. They moved in order to improve their French, so they could teach it. Two of Charlotte’s novels Villette and The Professor are set in Brussels. Image via Forbes The square will now be called the Place des soeurs Bronte/Zusters Bronteplein. The name change is apart of the feministation of street names in Koekelburg. The Bronte sisters are the first ones to be honored, …

Party at Wildfell Hall – BYOB

Party at Wildfell Hall – BYOB

Party at wildfell hall Ladies, lace up your corsets, leave your terrible husbands at home and get ready to party like it’s 1820. That’s right, today is Anne Brontë’s birthday and if there was ever an excuse to celebrate Anne and her achievements, her 200th birthday is definitely it. Far from the ‘other Brontë’, Anne left an eternal mark on classic English literature. Under her pseudonym Acton Bell, she published a wide range of poems before her two novels Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. She has been widely acclaimed as a feminist author, having refused to write …

Seven Spectacular Jane Eyre Memes

Seven Spectacular Jane Eyre Memes

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Jane Eyre is a wonderful, compelling book. It’s also silly, competitive, and bonkers insulting. Let’s make it even sillier with the best the nonsense internet has to offer.     So you get this job in the middle of nowhere. Sure, they didn’t give you a lot of details, but at least nothing else is weird about it, and your new boss is super nice. Your name is not Jane Eyre.   Image via Tumblr   Life’s hard for an orphan, but Jane isn’t really one to complain, she kind of just takes it as it comes. It’s just as …

Emily Brontë’s Poems Produced as Songs to Mark Her 200th Birthday!

Emily Brontë’s Poems Produced as Songs to Mark Her 200th Birthday!

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If you’re a fan of the Brontë sisters then you’ll be delighted to hear that Emily Brontë’s poems are being made into songs. A folk band by the name The Unthanks and Adrian McNally made audio soundtracks of the poems and paired them with original music they have composed.   Image via Picturesboss.com   The Brontë Society, which runs the museum in sisters’ old family home the Personage, commissioned Unthanks to make an audio production of Emily Brontë’s poems and combine it with the bands folk style to create The Emily Bronte Song Cycle. This year marked Emily’s 200th Birthday. brontesremembered.wordpress.com   Emily is best known for her only …

Kate Bush to Release a Brand New Lyrical Book This Year with Forward by David Mitchell

Kate Bush to Release a Brand New Lyrical Book This Year with Forward by David Mitchell

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I think Kate Bush has always been of another world or era, not this one, but we are blessed to have her. Now, she’s proving her talent and musical genius once again, only this time, it’s within the realm of literature.   All her collective works throughout her career that contain lyrics tying back to literary legends like Emily Bronte and James Joyce will be published. That’s 40 years worth of undeniable art and we’re ready for it. According The Irish Times, Faber will release How to Be Invisible: Selected Lyrics on December 6th and it comes with a special …