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Auteur(s) : MacEwan, Helen  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Through Belgian eyes [Texte imprimé] : Charlotte Brontë's troubled Brussels legacy / Helen MacEwan

Publication : Brighton (GB) : Sussex academic press, 2017

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XVIII-258-[8] p. de pl. : ill. ; 23 cm

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-249) and index
Charlotte Bronte's years in Belgium (1842-43) had a huge influence both on her life and her work. It was in Brussels that she not only honed her writing skills but fell in love and lived through the experiences that inspired two of her four novels: her first, The Professor, and her last and in many ways most interesting, Villette. Her feelings about Belgium are known from her novels and letters -- her love for her tutor Heger, her uncomplimentary remarks about Belgians, the powerful effect on her imagination of living abroad. But what about Belgian views of Charlotte Bronte? What has her legacy been in Brussels? How have Belgian commentators responded to her portrayal of their capital city and their society? 'Through Belgian Eyes' explores a wide range of responses from across the Channel, from the hostile to the enthusiastic. In the process, it examines what The Professor and Villette tell Belgian readers about their capital in the 1840s and provides a wealth of detail on the Brussels background to the two novels. Unlike Paris and London, Brussels has inspired few outstanding works of literature. That makes Villette, considered by many to be Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece, of particular interest as a portrait of the Belgian capital a decade after the country gained independence in 1830, and just before modernisation and expansion transformed the city out of all recognition from the 'villette' (small town) that Charlotte knew. Her view of Brussels is contrasted with those of other foreign visitors and of the Belgians themselves. The story of Charlotte Bronte's Brussels legacy provides a unique perspective on her personality and writing


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Sujet(s) : Brontë, Charlotte (1816-1855) -- Et Bruxelles  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Brontë, Charlotte (1816-1855) -- Voyages -- Belgique -- Bruxelles (Belgique)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Brontë, Charlotte (1816-1855). Villette  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 1845199103. - ISBN 9781845199104 (br.)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45514890 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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