Charlotte Brönte wrote of self-esteem as the antidote to the Victorian woman's equality problem. For Brönte, knowing your own self-worth, not giving into vanity, narcissism or just plain greed was the way in which a woman could be free, and consequently equal to men.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Sunday, 12 June 2016
When UNESCO chose the 23rd April as World Book Day it was not just as it was an auspicious day as far as Shakespeare was concerned, but also because it was the same day considered* to be the date of Cervantes's death. What this goes to show is just how influential and important Cervantes is seen to be in cultural circles.
Saturday, 30 April 2016
2016 is a bumper year for literary anniversaries. From the deaths of Cervantes and Shakespeare 400 years ago to the publication of Truman Capote´s In Cold Blood and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea 50 years ago, there is a lot to celebrate and commemorate.