Jane Eyre

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Brown’s Weinstein on what literature says about our morning, noon, and night

Earlier this week, National Public Radio's "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" spent an hour picking the brain of Brown University's Arnold Weinstein, professor of comparative literature and author of Morning, Noon, and Night: Finding the Meaning of Life's St
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 13, 2012
Top Tens, Bottom Fives, Part One

Top Tens, Bottom Fives, Part One

Once again my colleagues here have been kind enough to share their picks.More to follow. Gerald Peary Ten Best in Order: 1.    A Dangerous Method...
By Peter Keough  |  December 23, 2011

BSFC: Best Actor

After three ballots, Brad Pitt in "Moneyball."  Runner-up was George Clooney for "The Descendants." A problem: the Michael Fassbender vote was divided between "Shame," "A Dangerous Method," and...
By Peter Keough  |  December 11, 2011
Jane Eyre

Plain Jane

And all the better for it
And all the better for it
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 18, 2011

Jane Eyre redux

Jane Austen has been a movie and television icon for some time now, and yet the Jane that both big and small screens just can't get enough of is the "poor, obscure, plain, little" heroine of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel.  
Cary Fukunaga and Mia Wasikowska hold forth
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 18, 2011

Orwell and Shakespeare in a Minute

"I thought we were going to be talking about windmills," Jenny Sawyer mutters as she looks into the camera, sandwiched between two pigs.
Second-Hand Books Dept.
By MARIANNA FAYNSHTEYN  |  January 29, 2010