Home That Inspired Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ Is For Sale

Home That Inspired Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ Is For Sale

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Confucius once said,” The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” This would lead one to believe that England was in deep shit when Emily Brontë wrote her gothic masterpiece Wuthering Heights. Not the most optimistic of tales, and definitely not propaganda for any time-travelers wanting to visit Victorian England, Heights depicts a homefront cake full of dysfunction, mental and physical illness with a supernatural cherry on top. It’s basically a version of The Bachelor where alcohol and drugs (I mean c’mon) are not readily available and Chris Harrison is clinically depressed. The story follows Heathcliff—one name— basically the original Cher, and …

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 …

9 Amazing Songs Inspired by Literature

9 Amazing Songs Inspired by Literature

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Books can change the way you think about things; the right strand of words can strike something up inside of you. It’s not unlikely to feel uneasy, dizzy, overwhelmed, inspired, or full after reading the right essay, poem, story, or novel. (Words are, like, insanely cool.)   So, it’s no wonder so many musicians have drawn inspiration from within the pages of the books they read!   Stand up and jam out to these nine incredibly songs inspired by pieces of literature!    Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush     An eighteen-year-old Kate Bush wrote this insanely popular classic after finding …

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 …