Most widely held works by Janet Gezari
Charlotte Brontë and defensive conduct the author and the body at risk by Janet Gezari ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
In both her life and her art, Charlotte Bronte was alive to the difficulty of responding to attacks that are denied or under-acknowledged, so that any defense risks seeming defensive in our modern sense of the word: too quick to take offense or covertly aggressive. For some, Bronte's novels are deformed by hunger, rebellion, and rage; for others, they are deformed by the repression of these feelings. Both views ignore hunger, rebellion, and rage as powerful resources for Bronte's art rather than as personal difficulties to be surmounted or even deplored. Janet Gezari reassesses Charlotte Bronte's achievement by showing the ways in which an embodied defensiveness is central to both the novels and their author's life. She argues that Bronte's novels explore the complex relations between accommodation and resistance in the lives of those who find themselves - largely for reasons of class and gender - on the defensive. Gezari rehabilitates the concept of defensiveness by suggesting that there are circumstances in which defensive conduct is both appropriate and creditable. The emphasis on a different kind of bodily experience in each novel identifies Bronte's specific social concerns in the text, and the kinds of self-defenses at issue in it. This book arrives in the wake of renewed critical interest in Charlotte Bronte, especially on the part of feminist critics. They have substantially revised our understanding of Jane Eyre and Villette, but there have been few studies of The Professor and Shirley, and few book-length studies of Charlotte Bronte's work as a whole. Although Gezari's book is not a biography, she also seeks to revise our sense of Bronte's life by turning attention from its familiar romantic circumstances - the bleakness of the Yorkshire moors and unrequited love - to its less familiar practical circumstances - her struggles as a woman of a certain class and a publishing author. They reveal a woman more embattled, contentious, and resilient, though no less passionate, than the more familiar trembling soul.
Last things : Emily Brontë's poems by Janet Gezari ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
Emily Brontë's poetry is more often celebrated than read. This book seeks to reinstate her poems at the heart of Victorian writing while underlining their relevance. For admirers of 'Wuthering Heights', this work brings the concerns and methods of the novel into focus by relating them to the poems.
The complete poems by Emily Brontë ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Shirley by Charlotte Brontë ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
A mill-owner, Robert Moore, is determined to introduce new machinery despite fierce opposition from his workers. He sees marriage to the wealthy Shirley Keeldar as the solution to his difficulties, but he loves his cousin Caroline who suffers misery and frustration.
Last Things Emily Bront's Poems by Janet Gezari ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Emily Bronte's poetry is more often celebrated than read. This book seeks to reinstate her poems at the heart of Victorian writing while underlining their enduring relevance for readers today. For admirers of Wuthering Heights, Last Things will bring the concerns and methods of the novel into sharper focus by relating them to the poems. Ironically, the very uniqueness of her poems has made them less interesting to current feminist critics than other poems written by Victorian women. It pre.
The complete poems of Emily Jane Brontë by Emily Brontë ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Emily Jane Brontë : the complete poems by Emily Brontë ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Chess and Chess problems by Janet Gezari ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Charlotte Brontë and defensive conduct by Janet Gezari ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Last things : Emily Brontë's poems ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Shirley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Brontë, Charlotte,--1816-1855 Brontë, Emily,--1818-1848 Conduct of life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Defensiveness (Psychology) England England--Yorkshire English literature English poetry Fiction History Human body Literature Manners and customs Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) Psychological fiction, English Psychology Self Textile industry Women Women and literature Women poets, English