Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013 8:08 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
The Conversation discusses whether the many references to Man Booker Prize-winner Eleanor Catton's 'tender age' are justified:
Goethe published The Sorrows of Young Werther (1786) when he was 25 and Emily Brontë published Wuthering Heights (1847) when she was 28 – by that age John Keats was already three years buried. (Bronwyn Lea)
The News-Gazette has an article on Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca.
Though set in modern times, "Rebecca" tells a familiar Gothic tale. A relatively plain, reserved lower-class young woman is swept off her feet by a brooding wealthy man who clearly has dark, tragic secrets in his past. She becomes his wife and the mistress of his huge family estate, but the past wells up to compromise their happiness and even threaten their lives. Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" is the classic example of this sort of story. [...]
The heroine (Joan Fontaine) does not have a name — at least no one calls her by name until she marries, and then she's Mrs. De Winter. Mr. de Winter, Maxim, is played by Laurence Olivier, who had played that other classic brooder, Heathcliff, the year before in the MGM adaptation of "Wuthering Heights." (Olivier's on-screen angst earned him Oscar nominations for both roles.) (Richard J. Leskosky)
Tech Cocktail asks online businesses to 'stop insulting [...] customers with cookies'.
... cookies can be irrelevant. Most families share computers and accounts, especially when using websites such as Amazon or Netflix. This is why you may get recommendations for “Jane Eyre” right alongside a Tom Clancy novel. Does this make sense? No. Does it make Amazon look a little stupid? You decide. (Jack Holt)
The Age (Australia) thinks Kate Bush deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Kate Bush is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Is Wuthering Heights a millstone? If so, it's a scandal. Bush has been a pop hitmaker and an artist who has made some startlingly original, emotionally rich soundscapes. But, as Ann Powers at the LA Times music blog puts it, “this thorny English rose is probably too reclusive to ever make it into the Rock Hall's party crowd.” (Mark Sawyer)
We actually think that her Wuthering Heights is a milestone, rather than a millstone.

Journey to Perplexity posts about Wuthering Heights. Gone Bookserk discusses Jane Eyre. Flickr user Alison Wheatley has uploaded a picture of Anne Brontë's grave. The Brontë Parsonage Facebook page tells the story of Hugh Brunty, the Brontës' grandfather.


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