Sunday, March 29, 2009

Gimme Brontë

The Hartford Courant in its Irreconcilable Differences column has

Gimme those girl books. Gimme Mary Higgins Clark, gimme Jody Picoult, gimme Anna Seyton, and wrap them up with pages from the whole Bronte tribe (except for the useless brother). (...)
I would rather have tea with Charlotte Bronte than drinks with Ernest Hemingway; I would entirely enjoy a road trip with Mary Higgins Clark but despair at the idea of chugging along with Jack K.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reminds the local readers of the ongoing exhibition Fresh Threads of Connection: Mother Nature and British Women Writers at the Old Capitol Museum (University of Iowa). More information on this old post.

CHUD.com announces the Spring Film Series at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC:
Next week begins the Spring Film Series, which has an adaptation theme and will be introduced by local authors most nights. The only two exceptions are ON THE TOWN, which will be introduced by one of the dancers in the film, and JANE EYRE (May 8) starring Orson Welles, which the curator Mrs. Boyes will be introducing. What can you do, it's her show? (Isaac Weeks)
Musings reviews Rachel Ferguson's The Brontës Went to Woolworths (Bloomsbury will publish a new edition next August), So I can remember... posts about Wuthering Heights and Sitting in the House of God has visited Haworth among other places. Labyrinthine finds inspiration in a Jane Eyre quote for a picture.

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