Birds in Wuthering Heights- An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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In an interesting article by Emily Roberson Wallce published in Brontë Studies, September 2016[1], the peculiar role of birds in Wuthering Heights is addressed by the author. In Emily Brontë’s novel, not less than fifty species of birds are mentioned and they are used as symbols of the unhappiness that pervades Wuthering Heights, perfectly in line with …

A Look At One Of Emily Brontë’s Poems: Month After Month Year After Year (A Comment) – An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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Month after month year after year My harp has poured a dreary strain – At length a livelier note shall cheer And pleasure tune its chords again What though the stars and fair moonlight Are quenched in morning dull and grey They were but tokens of the night And this my soul is day This …

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EMILY- An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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We know that from September 1838 to the end of March 1839 Emily was a teacher at Law Hill. Her early biographers however, seem to have disregarded that period of her life. Before them, also Charlotte and Ellen Nussey voluntarily avoided talking about those months in Emily’s life, without even mentioning the place where she was …

Emily’s Bicentenary in Haworth, July 28th-30th – An article by Maddalena De Leo

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As representative of the Brontë Society in Italy, it was a pleasure for me to take part in most of the events organized in Haworth for Emily Brontë’s bicentenary weekend. My arrival in the village was due on Saturday, July 28th, for this reason I couldn’t attend the presentation of the book I am Heathcliff, an …

Emily’s 150th… in 1968! – An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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The entire world is getting ready to celebrate Emily Brontë’s bicentenary on July 30th. Could be fascinating though to look back at 50 years ago and see how our famous literary icon’s 150th birthday was celebrated in England, before the arrival of the Internet and before the media got so much interested in Emily. It was a Tuesday, and …