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Gezari, Janet

Works: 12 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 5,005 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Novels  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Love stories  Romance fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 605 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
The annotated Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights has been called the most beautiful, most profoundly violent love story of all time. At its center are Catherine and Heathcliff, and the self-contained world of Wuthering Heights, Thrushcross Grange, and the wild Yorkshire moors that the characters inhabit. "I am Heathcliff," Catherine declares. In her introduction Janet Gezari examines Catherine's assertion and in her notes maps it to questions that flicker like stars in the novel's dark dreamscape. How do we determine who and what we are? What do the people closest to us contribute to our sense of identity? The Annotated Wuthering Heights provides those encountering the novel for the first timeƠ-as well as those returning to it-with a wide array of contexts in which to read Bronte's romantic masterpiece. Gezari explores the philosophical, historical, economic, political, and religious contexts of the novel and its connections with Bronte's other writing, particularly her poems. The annotations unpack Bronte's allusions to the Bible, Shakespeare, and her other reading; elucidate her references to topics including folklore, educational theory, and slavery; translate the thick Yorkshire dialect of Joseph, the surly, bigoted manservant at the Heights; and help with other difficult or unfamiliar words and phrases. Handsomely illustrated with many color images that vividly recreate both Bronte's world and the earlier Yorkshire setting of her novel, this newly edited and annotated text will delight and instruct the scholar and general reader alike
Last things : Emily Brontë's poems by Janet Gezari( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 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."--Jacket
The complete poems of Emily Jane Brontë by Emily Brontë( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 130 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
Selected letters of Charlotte Brontë by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These letters give an insight into the life of a writer whose novels continue to be bestsellers. They reveal much about Charlotte Bronte's personal life, her family relationships, and the society in which she lived. Many of her early letters are written with vigour, vivacity, and an engaging aptitude for self-mockery. In contrast, her letters to her 'master', the Belgian schoolteacher Constantin Heger, reveal her intense, obsessive longing for some response from him. Other letters are deeply moving, when Charlotte endures the agony of her brother's and sisters' untimely deaths." "We learn also of the progress of her writing, including the astonishing success of Jane Eyre, and of her contacts with her publishers, including the young George Smith; and we recognize in her letters the life-experiences which are transmuted into the art of her novels. Contemporary society is described in her letters from London, when she writes of her encounters with famous writers and with critics of her novels. We hear too of her visits to an galleries, operas, and the Great Exhibition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace." "Dramatic letters written in December 1852 convey the 'turbulence of feeling' in the Haworth curate Arthur Nicholls' proposal of marriage to her and in Mr Bronte's violent reaction to it; and we subsequently hear of her secret correspondence with her suitor, her father's eventual consent, and her tragically brief but happy marriage, cut short by her death in March 1855"--Jacket
Selected letters by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 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
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

Shirley : Oxford world's classics by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 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 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Selected Letters (Oxford World's Classics) by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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

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Last things : Emily Brontë's poems
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