Kate Bush, Jeanette Winterson and More Pay an Unbelieveable Tribute to the Brontë Sisters!

Kate Bush, Jeanette Winterson and More Pay an Unbelieveable Tribute to the Brontë Sisters!

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As any bookworm would feel, a little Brontë never hurt anybody. And when you’re Kate Bush you know the Brontës are basically like gods. After all, being launched into music stardom at the age of eighteen because of your hit “Wuthering Heights” is no common story. Now, 40 years later and she’s paying tribute to the sisterly dream team all over again.    Kate Bush | Image Via Pitchfork   A tribute to last a lifetime will be made by Bush, poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet Jackie Kay, and novelist Jeanette Winterson. These four women had their talents requested …

7 Authors For Whom I Have Genuine Romantic Feelings

7 Authors For Whom I Have Genuine Romantic Feelings

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Over the course of my life I have fallen in love with so many authors, and this is almost solely based on their ability to pen some of the most beautiful lines and prose that my eyes have ever had the pleasure to soak up. Whether these authors are alive or dead, attractive or ugly, male or female, I have developed a crush on almost every single one whose words have given me reason to mark a page. I call it unrequited reader love. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to compile a list of some of my main author crushes, complete …

Isn’t It Byronic? The 5 Byronic Heroes We Love to Hate

Isn’t It Byronic? The 5 Byronic Heroes We Love to Hate

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Oh, Lord Byron. What beautiful poetry and prose you provided us at the height of the Romantic movement. Poems like Don Juan, “She Walks In Beauty,” and “Prometheus.” But what else have we inherited all of these years later from your words and personality? The Byronic Hero—that’s what. What is the Byronic Hero exactly? Oh, he’s a character who embodies the tell-tale signs of an anti-hero. He’s exceedingly brooding, tends to dwell in isolation, exemplifies traits of arrogance, and yes, he of course is an intensely enigmatic figure of romance for our literary heroines in the works in which he appears.   When I …

Isn't It Byronic? The 5 Byronic Heroes We Love to Hate

Isn't It Byronic? The 5 Byronic Heroes We Love to Hate

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Oh, Lord Byron. What beautiful poetry and prose you provided us at the height of the Romantic movement. Poems like Don Juan, “She Walks In Beauty,” and “Prometheus.” But what else have we inherited all of these years later from your words and personality? The Byronic Hero—that’s what. What is the Byronic Hero exactly? Oh, he’s a character who embodies the tell-tale signs of an anti-hero. He’s exceedingly brooding, tends to dwell in isolation, exemplifies traits of arrogance, and yes, he of course is an intensely enigmatic figure of romance for our literary heroines in the works in which he appears.   When I …

Very Upset Brontë Society Member Quits After Lily Cole Appointed Creative Director

Very Upset Brontë Society Member Quits After Lily Cole Appointed Creative Director

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Exceptionally disgruntled ex-Brontë Society member Nick Holland announced his decision to resign from the society in a furious blog post in late December. Asking what Emily Brontë would think of the appointment of Lily Cole, whom he refers to as ‘a supermodel’ as creative director, Holland stated that it would be best for him to resign.   I can no longer continue to be a member of the Brontë Society whose leaders’ views are so opposed to my own. It’s best that I leave the society now, before they announce James Corden as the creative partner for 2019, a year in …