Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tehran Times reports the publication of a new Iranian translation of Shirley:
Reza Rezai is translating “Shirley” from Brontë Sisters’ novel collection into Persian.
He has previously rendered other novels of the Brontë Sisters’ collection, which includes “Wuthering Heights”, “Jane Eyre”, “Villette”, “The Professor”, “Agnes Grey” and “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall”, Rezaei told the Persian service of ISNA.
Some of the works have been published by Ney, a leading publisher of literary works in Iran.
Farideh Teimuri provided a Persian translation of “Shirley” in 2010, which was released at the same time by Ekbatan Publications.
China Daily posts some pictures of the recent performances of the Chinese National Theatre's Jane Eyre (as adapted by Yu Rongjun) in Yuzhou:
The Chinese version of the play has been performed 56 times by the National Theatre, since 2009 and has been widely praised by the media and theatre critics, in Beijing.
As the living standards rise, people are less and less likely to frown at the idea of spending hundreds of yuan or more just to appreciate the beauty of stage art. During the two days, there was not a single empty seat in Fuzhou Theatre.
The 160-minute drama used a series of montages, with the audience applauding from time to time.
The Huffington Post (Canada) lists several British recent films to 'channel your inner Brit':
Jane Eyre (2011). Driven from her post at Thornfield House by her love for her brooding employer and his secret past, young governess Jane Eyre reflects on her youth and the events that led her to the misty moors in this artful adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel. (Chris Jancelewicz)
Paste Magazine discusses some of the announcements at the San Diego Comic-Con:
During the Cup O’ Joe panel, Marvel announced a sequel to Paul Jenkins and Andy Kubert’s 2001 miniseries, Wolverine: Origin, which revealed the birth of one of the most popular superheroes in fiction. More Emily Brontë than Brian Michael Bendis, the original rustic period piece told the story of a frail adolescent heir named James Howlett who pops some ferocious claws and runs off with a pack of wolves after slaughtering his (possible) father. The sequel — Origin II — will continue the feral adventures of the young aristocrat turned killing machine. (Mark Rozeman & Sean Edgar)
Breaking Travel News describes the Tour de France passing through Yorkshire next year:
The route taken by next year’s event will competitors through some of the great and historic cities of the county, including the Roman walled city of York and Leeds as well as the stunning cathedral city of Ripon, and Sheffield, which is fast becoming known as one of Europe’s great sporting cities.
They’ll wind through the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park into the quintessential English market town of Harrogate before experiencing the dramatic rise and fall of the Pennines around Brontë country.
The Houston Chronicle interviews Carmela Ciuraru, author of Nom de Plume:
Is there one particularly compelling story behind the nom de plume of a female writer that has stayed with you? What is it?
I admire the courage of women writers like the Brontës and George Eliot, but the story of Alice Sheldon is probably the saddest and the most fascinating story of a female pseudonymous writer. (Maggie Galehouse)
Schaeffer's Ghost on Patheos reviews The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins:
Classic literature doesn’t offer much in the way of strong, single, unattractive heroines. If you’re a reader, it’s ridiculously easy to become persuaded that only attractive people matter—that they’re the only ones who get to have stories. Unattractive people are relegated to the sidelines. (...)
Sure, Jane Eyre is no looker (and I love her for that), but even she winds up paired up with the gruff Mr. Rochester. (Alexis Neal)
Fall No Further interviews the writer Hannah Richell:
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
I remember reading this in Year 8 at school and moaning with everyone else about how boring and dense it was: when I was secretly really enjoying it and identifying a little too much with Jane. I love this book for what it taught me about narrative secrets which are eked out to the reader slowly, for narrative tension and claustrophobia, and for its wonderful view of the importance of equality in relationships.
The Reading Life talks with another writer, Gavin Corbett:
Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights?
Wuthering Heights. If you read Wuthering Heights at an impressionably young age you’ll never get over it. Kate Bush discovered that too.
Vogue Italy gives you clues to imitate the style of the actress Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, including a shirt dress by Stella McCartney inspired by Jane Eyre; Fantastic Miss Eloise (in Spanish) reviews Wuthering Heights; Book-A-Day and A Bit of a Bookworm post about/review Jane Eyre. We have several reviews today: Read. Breath. Relax reviews A Breath of Eyre, Seductive Musings does  Wuthering Nights, Proud Book Nerd finally posts about Black Spring.

And finally, would you like to read The Mist on Brontë Moor by Aviva Orr for free? Check out this Goodreads Giveaway!

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