The library, and step on it!

LITERATURE MEME:
Six Prose Writers: Charlotte Brontë (6/6).

You advise me, too, not to stray far from the ground of experience, as I become weak when I enter the region of fiction; and you say, “real experience is perennially interesting, and to all men.”
I feel that this also is true; but, dear Sir, is not the real experience of each individual very limited? And, if a writer dwells upon that solely or principally, is he not in danger of repeating himself, and also of becoming an egotist? Then, too, imagination is a strong, restless faculty, which claims to be heard and exercised: are we to be quite deaf to her cry, and insensate to her struggles? When she shows us bright pictures, are we never to look at them, and try to reproduce them? And when she is eloquent, and speaks rapidly and urgently in our ear, are we not to write to her dictation?

LITERATURE MEME:

Six Prose Writers: Charlotte Brontë (6/6).

You advise me, too, not to stray far from the ground of experience, as I become weak when I enter the region of fiction; and you say, “real experience is perennially interesting, and to all men.”

I feel that this also is true; but, dear Sir, is not the real experience of each individual very limited? And, if a writer dwells upon that solely or principally, is he not in danger of repeating himself, and also of becoming an egotist? Then, too, imagination is a strong, restless faculty, which claims to be heard and exercised: are we to be quite deaf to her cry, and insensate to her struggles? When she shows us bright pictures, are we never to look at them, and try to reproduce them? And when she is eloquent, and speaks rapidly and urgently in our ear, are we not to write to her dictation?

posted 1 year ago with 274 notes

  1. kenilworth-for-a-queen reblogged this from anneof1000days
  2. paxvictoriana reblogged this from villettess
  3. thewoodsinwinter reblogged this from hideloveaway
  4. journeytothepastt reblogged this from neitherfields
  5. kittens-everywhere reblogged this from thebrontes
  6. ragged-poetry reblogged this from mirroir
  7. rosysam reblogged this from mirroir
  8. wonderland-to-westeros reblogged this from ra35
  9. hideloveaway reblogged this from theyorkist
  10. queenannes reblogged this from fairies-antiquarian
  11. ladymichelle reblogged this from thebrontes
  12. eilisrohn reblogged this from ablogwithaview and added:
    Six Prose Writers: Charlotte Brontë (6/6). You advise me, too, not to stray far from the ground of experience, as I...
  13. r-uminate reblogged this from ablogwithaview
  14. ablogwithaview reblogged this from misscrawfords
  15. bloodygranuaile reblogged this from theyorkist
  16. theyorkist reblogged this from thebrontes
  17. faineancy reblogged this from januaryvictim
  18. januaryvictim reblogged this from mirroir
  19. fadeintodawn reblogged this from thebrontes
  20. aerisofthewhite reblogged this from thebrontes
  21. allemandays reblogged this from thebrontes
  22. shesarealphony reblogged this from thebrontes
  23. morelikewinterhell reblogged this from thebrontes
  24. thebrontes reblogged this from the-library-and-step-on-it
  25. temorelue reblogged this from luchita-dream
  26. cathrinemboneka reblogged this from fairies-antiquarian and added:
    Six Prose Writers: Charlotte Brontë
  27. the-beauty-in-the-imperfections reblogged this from mirroir
  28. j-austen reblogged this from bibliophilebabe
  29. the-soft-young-girl reblogged this from faedelaforet
  30. themonsters-bride reblogged this from mirroir
  31. bibliophilebabe reblogged this from fairies-antiquarian
  32. luchita-dream reblogged this from mirroir