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 …

La voce nella tempesta by Beppe Fenoglio- Article By Maddalena De Leo

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Very few people know that at a young age, the Italian author Beppe Fenoglio (1922-1963) wrote a play inspired by Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë’s great novel. The title is La voce nella Tempesta, it has three acts (the last one divided into two smaller parts) and it  was written together with a typed three-paper essay that enhances its …

Wuthering Heights 1978: A Winning Challenge By BBC- Article By Maddalena De Leo

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I think that the 1978 BBC dramatization Wuthering Heights in two DVD discs is really to be considered the best among the various screen adaptations of Emily Brontë’s novel ever realized. Of course BBC dramatizations are always of the finest level (Pride &Prejudice, North and South etc.) but the public will be amazed in finding this …