Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013 2:55 pm by M. in , , ,    No comments
BBC America lists a series of 'extremely British names for boys'. Including:
5. Ellis
Meaning: Benevolant (Welsh)
The name is the Welsh form of Elijah, which originates from the Greek Elias.
Ellis Bell was the male pseudonym of Emily Brontë when she wrote Wuthering Heights. Possibly she took that name with the meaning in mind, since she wasn’t taking the credit for her novel. A chap with this name may end up putting others before himself. (Brigid Brown)
Doretta Lau talks about Erica Jong in The South China Morning Post:
The first time I heard of Jong, I was in a university literature seminar during the late 1990s. Perhaps we were discussing Charlotte Brontë or Jane Austen or Jean Rhys - there were very few women on our reading list even though the professor was a woman.
Metro and What's on TV (among others) are impressed by Natalie Anderson's Kate Bush impersonation in Your Face Sounds Familiar:
Natalie Anderson has been crowned winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar for the second week running - as once again the show's six celebrities were transformed into pop stars chosen at random.
The Emmerdale actress had previously triumphed with her Britney Spears impersonation - but this Saturday it was her transformation into Kate Bush that once again saw her at the top of the scoreboard.
And her version of the chart-topper Wuthering Heights saw her top the judges' scoreboard before eventually clinching victory when the public votes were added.
This reader of doesn't get the point of Wuthering Heights:
“The book left me very confused. I just don’t get it. It'\’s another one of those books that leaves me wondering what’s wrong with me because I don’t seem to see what the critics see. (...)
“I ask you, what is so romantic and wonderful about this story? Heathcliff becomes a miserable, brutal human being. What is the reader supposed to take away from this? Ya got me.” (Elaine Bellock)
The Telegraph & Argus reports a charity event organised by the Brontë group of Farm Stay UK;  E.C. Hibbs has visited Haworth; the Brontë Sisters posts about Charlotte Brontë as a Tory; The Briarfield Chronicles comments on an article by Rebecca West, The role of fantasy in the work of the Brontës (1951); Skokie Public Library posts about Wuthering Heights 2011.

Finally, via Project Equilibrium we have found this water bottle by Powell's Books and Nalgene (regrettably it seems to be out of stock):
BPA-Free Nalgene Bottle: Literature
ISBN13: 9781135915230

To the best of our knowledge, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Morrison, and Dickens never sat down to have a drink together. But you can bring them to drink your favorite beverage with this award-worthy Nalgene bottle!


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