Tuesday, March 25, 2014

'The highest placed humans were the Brontë sisters'

The Yorkshire Post reports that Yorkshire pudding has been named the number one icon of the county. But wait:

The highest placed humans were the Brontë sisters in the fourth place with playwright Alan Bennett the highest placed living person in 7th position.
The Huffington Post looks at beautiful places from 'your favourite books' such as
The Yorkshire Moors, England
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Emily Brontë's book, of course, takes its name from the fictional house in which its events unfold, which is located in the Yorkshire Moors. A portion of the grassy, cliffy area has been reserved as a national park. The Brontës themselves lived in Haworth, another part of Yorkshire.
From the book: "My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary."
The picture, however, shows rocks, a beach and the sea, which may well be a Yorkshire scene but has little to do with the imagery in the novel. The moors are breathtaking all the same and it would have been easy to find a more appropriate picture given the point of the article.

The Huffington Post also looks at the movies that inspired several of Kate Bush's songs, such as Wuthering Heights of course.
Wuthering Heights (1939) - inspired Wuthering Heights, available on The Kick Inside (1978)
"Let me have it, let me grab your soul away."
The Film
In William Wyler's adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel, Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon star as Heathcliff and Catherine, two of literature's most (in)famous lovers, whose doomed romance continues into the afterlife.
The Song
Written when she was just 18, Bush was inspired by the deranged passions of a movie adaptation rather than Brontë's book (it's unclear which version - some reports mention Wyler's film, others a 1970 TV adaptation starring Timothy Dalton), and conjured up a one-of-a-kind ballad. Bush's otherworldly performance of the song, and the strange, beautiful music video, evoke the crazed romance in Wyler's movie.
El Cultural (Spain) interviews writer Luz Gabás, who wishes her new novel could be compared to Wuthering Heights.
P.- Su Cumbres borrascosas personal, ¿no?
R.- Sí. Cumbres borrascosas está ambientada también en montañas y páramos aunque el territorio de Regreso a tu piel es más pequeño. La historia de amor es muy potente. Sin que suene pretencioso me encantaría que se pudiera comparar con la obra de Emily Brontë. (Saioa Camarzana) (Translation)
The Brontë Parsonage Facebook Page shows a beautiful ring which belonged to Charlotte Brontë. An account of a visit to the Brontë Parsonage Museum on Putting Life into Words. Mini Bio on YouTube has a 'mini biography' of the Brontë Sisters.

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