Each day, we’ll be posting a different “Woman of Inspiration” essay that was sent to us for our End of Summer Essay Contest. Today’s piece was written by Kayla Hills, 20, who chose to tell the story of Fanny Crosby, who more than overcame the tragic loss of her sight. Enjoy her very persuasive piece!
There are countless online reviews of Kevin Sullivan’s Anne of Green Gables, written by people of all ages and nationalities. But in this catalogue of critiques, there are a few that really stand out – especially if they are written by a priest. Here is an Anne review I came across, written by Father Charles Fink, a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.
In a recent Huffington Post article, writer Ilana Teitelbaum compares the bestselling novel, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, with L.M. Montgomery’s classic book, Anne of Green Gables. Although their subject matter may be different, with The Help focusing on racial prejudices in America during the 1960’s, Ilana explains their connection.
It is a rare circumstance when an aspiring writer can receive in-depth and continuous feedback about his work from a famous poet. But this was the case for Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old student at the Military Academy of Vienna who wrote to the great German lyric poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, after learning that the writer attended the same college as him. He received the most thoughtful observations about life and the art of writing in return.
No matter how much time passes since Charlotte Bronte first wrote her epic novel, Jane Eyre, no one loses interest in the plight of her steadfast heroine, Jane. But what if the tables were turned and we could judge the story from another viewpoint? In her 1966 novel, Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys did what nobody else thought to do before: take the reader inside the mind of the madwoman in the attic.
One of our goals for this site, in particular the “Life Altering Books” section, is to share our appreciation for the literature, poetry, quotes and even songs, that have impacted our lives – in both small and big ways. Here is one passage from a favourite novel, To the Lighthouse, written by Virginia Woolf in 1927. It spans the years 1910 to 1920.
When venturing to form a list of the most famous, virtuous mothers in literature, I thought I would have an easy task. Some easily sprang to mind – the aggravating, yet loveable, Mrs. Bennet, the stoic matriarch of the March family, Marmee, and the soft-tempered farmer’s wife, Caroline Ingalls.
Finding out what famous authors think about Anne of Green Gables adds an interesting element to the discussion of what makes L.M. Montgomery’s works so popular. This March on sullivanmovies.com, Sullivan Insiders can access an in-depth article that takes a look at two famous Canadian authors who discuss why Anne of Green Gables is so unforgettable. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“A moment with a book is basic self-care, the kind of skill you pass along to your children as you would a security blanket or a churchgoing habit.” – Erin Blakemore, “The Heroine’s Bookshelf”
We recently spoke about all the L.M. Montgomery “Reading Circles” that sprang up in the month of January. Fans of the Anne books and series of novels that inspired Road to Avonlea – The Story Girl and The Golden Road – vowed to return to these works, as well as pieces by Maud previously unread, including her own journals.