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Gezari, Janet

Works: 9 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 4,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PR4167, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Janet Gezari
Charlotte Brontë and defensive conduct the author and the body at risk by Janet Gezari ( )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member 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 ( )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Emily Bronte's poems are more frequently celebrated than read. Ironically, their very uniqueness and strangeness has made them less interesting to current feminist critics than other poetry written by Victorian women. This much-needed study reinstates Emily Bronte's poems at the heart of Romantic and Victorian concerns while at the same time underlining their enduring relevance for readers today." "Last Things presents the poems as the achievement of a powerfully independent mind responding to its own inner experience of the world while seeking always an abrogation of human limits compatible with a stern morality. Although the book does not discuss all of Bronte's poems, it seeks to be comprehensive by undertaking an analysis of individual poems, the progress she made from the beginning of her career as a poet to its end, her poetical fragments and her writing practice, and her motives for writing. Last Things also brings the emotions and concerns that inform Wuthering Heights into sharper focus by relating them to the poems."--BOOK JACKET
Selected letters by Charlotte Brontë ( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dangerous as lucifer matches.'That was how Arthur Nicholls, Charlotte Bront--euml--;'s husband for the last nine months of her life, described her letters. Full of acute observations, pithy character sketches, and passionate convictions, the letters are our most direct source of information about the lives of the Bront--euml--;s and our closest approach to the author of Jane Eyre. In them Charlotte writes of life at Haworth Parsonage, her experiences at a Belgian school, and her intense feelings for the Belgianschoolteacher, M. Heger. She endures the agony of the death of her siblings, and enj
The complete poems of Emily Jane Brontë by Emily Brontë ( Book )
11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Self-Interrogation, she wrote: "The evening passes fast away, / Tis almost time to rest; / What thoughts has left the vanished day, / What feelings, in thy breast? / The vanished day? It leaves a sense / Of labour hardly done; / Of little, gained with vast expense, / A sense of grief alone!"
Shirley by Charlotte Brontë ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member 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
The annotated Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emily Jane Brontë : the complete poems by Emily Brontë ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vladimir Nabokov: more chess problems and the novel by Janet Gezari ( )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Chess and Chess problems by Janet Gezari ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.00 for Chess and ... to 0.50 for Last thing ...)
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