El 2018 se cumplen 200 años del nacimiento de Emily Brontë y, aunque en realidad no hace falta ninguna excusa, este año salen a la venta un montón de novedades relacionadas con ella y con la familia Brontë en general. Igual que hice el año pasado (parte 1 y parte 2) hoy os quiero enseñar los Brontë-libros que han sido o saldrán publicados en 2018.
Emily Brontë: poesía completa
Traducción de Xandru Fernández
A la venta en febrero
La vida entera de Emily Brontë está recorrida por una misma pasión: la poesía. Estos poemas, compuestos en complicidad con sus célebres hermanas, Charlotte y Anne, comparten y amplían algunos de los temas centrales de su famosísima novela Cumbres Borrascosas: el amor que se sobrepone a la muerte y la esperanza, el poder de la fantasía, la lealtad y la traición, las energías que solo se desprenden en soledad… y están escritos con la misma fuerza visionaria que sobrecoge en sus mejores páginas narrativas. Para situar la acción de sus poemas Emily Brontë levantó con la imaginación un espacio mítico llamado Gondal: una isla situada al norte del Pacífico. Sus versos exploran las costumbres, las rivalidades políticas con los reinos vecinos y las intrigas entre la familia real de Gondal y sus nobles, bajo los que se transparentan sus propios anhelos y opresiones como mujer que vive casi aislada en un rincón de la Inglaterra del XIX.
A la venta el día 13 de febrero
El caso de la escritora inglesa Emily Brontë es verdaderamente excepcional dentro de la literatura. Falleció muy joven, dejando tan sólo una novela, Cumbres borrascosas, la épica historia de Catherine y Heathcliff, situada en los sombríos y desolados páramos de Yorkshire, constituye una asombrosa visión metafísica del destino, la obsesión, la pasión y la venganza. Publicada por primera vez en 1847, un año antes de morir su autora, esta obra rompía por completo con los cánones del «decoro» que la Inglaterra victoriana exigía a toda novela.
Esta obra es una larga y extraordinaria descripción de los actos y problemas psicológicos de unos seres locos o perversos que arrastran una existencia mísera y maléfica. Con ellos, su autora nos ofrece una visión de estos personajes que actúan demoníacamente por aridez protestante que se diluye en todas y en cada una de sus páginas.
The Bronte Sisters: Life, Loss and Literature
A la venta el 28 de febrero.
Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall…these fictional masterpieces are all recognised as landmarks of English Literature. Still inspirational and challenging to readers today, upon release in the mid-nineteenth century they caused a veritable sensation, chiefly due to their subject matter and unconventional styles. But the greatest sensation of all came when these books were revealed to be the creations of women. This is the story of those women and of the forces that shaped them into trailblazing writers. From early childhood, literature and the world of books held the attention and sparked the fertile imaginations of the emotionally intense and fascinating Bronte siblings. Beset by tragedy, three outlets existed for their grief and their creative talents; they escaped into books, into the wild moorlands surrounding their home and into their own rich inner lives and an intricate play-world born out of their collective imaginations. In this new study, Catherine Rayner offers a full and fascinating exploration of the formative years of these bright children, taking us on a journey from their earliest years to their tragically early deaths. The Bronte girls grew into women who were unafraid to write themselves into territories previously only visited by male authors. In addition, they tackled all the taboo subjects of their time; divorce, child abuse, bigamy, domestic violence, class, female depression and mental illness. Nothing was beyond their scope and it is especially for this ability and determination to speak for women, the marginalised and the disadvantaged that they are remembered and celebrated today, two hundred years after their births in the quiet Yorkshire village of Haworth. This timely release offers a fresh perspective on a fascinating family and a unique trio of talented and trailblazing sisters whose books will doubtless continue to haunt and inspire for generations to come.
Bronte Transformations: The Cultural Dissemination of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights
Dr. Patsy Stoneham
A la venta el día 1 de marzo
“[This book] is original, well-conceived and topical…[and] provides a fresh and informative way of examining these two novels. It is theoretically alert, well-written and well-sustained…[and] will be read both by scholars and undergraduates…working in both literary criticism and cultural or communication studies.” – Professor Rick Rylance [now Director, Institute of English Studies, University of London]. “Patsy Stoneman is uniquely qualified to fulfil the task she has set herself…Throughout…she shows herself capable of subjecting this vast wealth of material to forensic analysis. At the same time she writes…with humour and sensitivity so that her work may well appeal both to a sophisticated academic reader and to an informed general reader.” – Professor Stevie Davies [now Professor of Creative Writing, Swansea University].
The Oxford Companion to the Brontës: Anniversary edition (Oxford Companions)
Christine Alexander, Margaret Smith
A la venta el día 1 de abril (reedición)
This special edition of The Oxford Companion to the Brontës commemorates the bicentenary of Emily Brontë’s birth in July 1818 and provides comprehensive and detailed information about the lives, works, and reputations of the Brontës – the three sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, their father, and their brother Branwell.
Expanded entries surveying the Brontës’ lives and works are supplemented by entries on friends and acquaintances, pets, literary and political heroes; on the places they knew and the places they imagined; on their letters, drawings and paintings; on historical events such as Chartism, the Peterloo Massacre, and the Ashantee Wars; on exploration, slavery, and religion. Selected entries on the characters and places in the Brontë juvenilia provide a glimpse into their early imaginative worlds, and entries on film, ballet, and musicals indicate the extent to which their works have inspired others. A new foreword to the text has been also penned by Clare Harman, award-winning writer and literary critic, and recent biographer of Charlotte Brontë.
This is a unique and authoritative reference book for the research student and the general reader. The A-Z format, extensive cross-referencing, classified contents, chronologies, illustrations, and maps, both facilitate quick reference and encourage further exploration. This Companion is not only invaluable for quick searches, but a delight to browse, and an inspiration to further reading.
A la venta el 3 de mayo
Whilst Emily Bronte wrote only one novel, the mysterious and universally adored Wuthering Heights, she is widely acknowledged as the best poet of the Bronte sisters, and indeed as one of the greatest female poets of all time. Taking twenty of her most revealing poems, Nick Holland creates a unifying impression of Emily Bronte, showing her relationships with her family in a new light, and revealing how this terribly shy young woman could create such wild and powerful writing, and why she turned her back on the outside world for an insular world that existed only in her own mind.
Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World
A la venta el día 7 de junio (publicación en formato bolsillo)
Outsiders tells the stories of five novelists – Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf – and their famous novels.
We have long known their individual greatness but in linking their creativity to their lives as outsiders, this group biography throws new light on the genius they share. ‘Outsider’, ‘outlaw’, ‘outcast’: a woman’s reputation was her security and each of these five lost it. As writers, they made these identities their own, taking advantage of their separation from the dominant order to write their novels.
All five were motherless. With no female model at hand, they learnt from books; and if lucky, from an enlightened man; and crucially each had to imagine what a woman could be in order to invent a voice of their own. They understood female desire: the passion and sexual bravery in their own lives infused their fictions.
What they have in common also is the way they inform one another, and us, across the generations. Even today we do more than read them; we listen and live with them.
Emily Bronte Reappraised
A la venta el día 15 de junio
Emily Bronte’s incomparable Wuthering Heights is, for many of us, one of our most cherished novels, with the character of Heathcliff being the ultimate romantic hero. It is a work that has bewitched us for almost 200 years. But Emily herself remains an enigmatic, even mysterious figure, often painted unfairly in a negative light. So Emily Bronte Reappraised conjures a new image of the great writer by looking at her afresh from the vantage point of the new millennium. It’s a biography with a twist, taking in the themes of her life and work – her feminism, her passion for the natural world – as well as the art she has inspired, and even the “fake news” stories about her. What we discover is that she was, in fact, a thoroughly modern woman. And now, in the 21st century, it’s time for the real Emily Bronte to please stand up.
Aunt Branwell and the Brontë’s Legacy
A la venta el día 30 de septiembre
Elizabeth Branwell was born in Penzance in 1770, a member of a large and influential Cornish family of merchants and property owners. In 1821 her life changed forever when her sister Maria fell dangerously ill. Leaving her comfortable life behind, Elizabeth made the long journey north to a remote moorland village in Yorkshire to nurse her sister. After the death of Maria, Elizabeth assumed the role of second mother to her nephew and five nieces. She would never see Cornwall again, but instead dedicated her life to her new family: the Brontës of Haworth, to whom she was known as Aunt Branwell. In this first ever biography of Elizabeth Branwell, we see at last the huge impact she had on Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, as well as on her nephew Branwell Brontï¿½ who spiralled out of control away from her calming influence. It was a legacy in Aunt Branwell’s will that led directly to the Brontë books we love today, but her influence on their lives and characters was equally important. As opposed to the stern aunt portrayed by Mrs. Gaskell in her biography of Charlotte Brontë, we find a kind hearted woman who sacrificed everything for the children she came to love. This revealing book also looks at the Branwell family, and how their misfortunes mirrored that of the Brontë’s, and we find out what happened to the Brontë cousin who emigrated to America, and in doing so uncover the closest living relatives to the Brontë sisters today.
Literary Trails: Haworth and the Brontïës
David F. Walford, Catherine Rayner
A la venta el día 30 de septiembre
This light-hearted but deeply researched book offers interest and guidance to walkers, social historians and lovers of the Bronte family; their lives and works. Set in and around the town of Haworth it gives a dual introduction to walkers and lovers of literature who can explore this unique area of Yorkshire and walk in the footsteps of those who knew and loved this town and its moorlands two hundred years ago. With guided tours around special buildings as well as outdoor walks and the history of people and places who lived and worked in Haworth over centuries, it offers an insight into life and death in the melee of the Industrial Revolution. Its joint authors have combined their lifelong interests in Victorian literature and social history with writing, walking, photography and cartography and have included quotes from Bronte poetry and novels.
Estas son las principales novedades pero también hay unas pocas más, como la publicación en enero de Agnes Grey , en febrero de The professor y en junio The tenant of wildfell hall dentro de la colección Alma Green Classics, la publicación en abril de Cumbres borrascosas en la edición World Cloud Classics, en mayo saldrá una versión en francés de El mundo infernal de Branwell Brontë de Daphne Du Maurier, y también aparecerá una nueva edición de Jane Eyre en alemán en julio. Por último, en septiembre saldrá la versión en formato bolsillo de The glass town game de Catherynne M. Valente.