Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014 5:52 pm by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
Curious things to be found at the D.H. Lawrence Festival according to the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser:
Inside the heritage centre, the ground floor was transformed into a vintage fair selling clothes, antiques, and innovative reused vintage items, such as bracelets and hair grips with quotes cut from Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë novels.
A.V. Club reviews the latest episode of You're the Worst: Constant Horror and Bone-Deep Dissatisfaction:
Jimmy quotes Charlotte Brontë, Rosalind from Shakespeare’s As You Like It, and yes, The Notebook during his proposal to Becca, which is surprisingly sweet even though you can see the hope shut out in his eyes after she turns him down. (Vikram Murthi)
What Jimmy says at the beginning of the episode is:
"My frame of reference for love has always come from literature. In my brooding youth Brontë encapsulated my viewpoin thusly: "The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely."
The quotation comes from a letter of Charlotte Brontë to Ellen Nussey (25 August 1852) which reads a bit different:
The evils that now and then wring a groan from my heart - lie in position - not that I am a single woman and likely to remain a single woman - but because I am a lonely woman and likely to be lonely. (The Letters of Charlotte Brontë. Volume Three: 1852-1855. Edited by Margaret Smith, Clarendon Press, 2004)
The writer Sara Paretsky says to the New York Times:
Whom would you want to write your life story?
I’d love Elizabeth Gaskell to do for me what she did for Charlotte Brontë.
And The Republican interviews another writer Chrysler Szarlan:
“But one day, in the late great Johnson’s Bookstore, I discovered that a movie I had seen and loved was adapted from a book,” she said. “It was the wonderful version of ‘Jane Eyre’ with George C. Scott and Susannah York.”
She had been indignant right along with Jane when Helen Burns was punished cruelly by Miss Scatcherd, had been hesitant and hopeful when Jane travelled to Thornfield to become a governess, had fallen in love with Rochester. “I asked a bookseller who had helped me in the past what she thought of the book. Was it worth reading? She melted. ‘Jane Eyre’ was her favorite book, the greatest book on the face of the earth!” Szarlan said.
She read it, perhaps in one night under the bedcovers with a flashlight. It became her favorite book of all time too. “I still re-read it at least once a year. And it led me to read all of the Brontës, Jane Austen, Dickens. It truly shaped who I became as a writer, and as a person too,” she said. (Cori Urban)
Sheila Kohler writes in Psychology Today about how to obtain pleasure in life:
There are books, of course, which transport us outside of our own lives and take us off into someone else’s: the great books like “Anna Karenina,” “Madame Bovary” or even “Jane Eyre” and the well-plotted books like “The Talented Mr Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith or Donna Tart’s recent “The Goldfinch.”
The Telegraph & Argus reports a big omission on the Iphone game inspired by the Tour de France in Yorkshire:
 A Tour de France-inspired iPhone game which 'takes' players through Yorkshire has been launched – but it by-passes the Keighley district!
The actual world-famous cycle race in July came through Silsden, Keighley and the heart of Bronte Country.
But none feature in the Yorkshire’s Great Race game, which is riding high in the iPhone app store charts. (...)
But Worth Valley district councillors have voiced surprise that Haworth's iconic Main Street in particular was not featured.
"The day after the Tour the main photo in all the newspapers was of the cyclists in Haworth Main Street," said Coun Rebecca Poulsen.
"To completely ignore the location seems very strange." (Alistair Shand)
Inger Ronander who worked for EMI back in 1978, talks about Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights recording in Dagsavisen (Norway):
Dagen etter møtte jeg markedssjef Roger Ames som plasserte meg foran to høyttalere og satte på den kommende singelen fra vår nye storsatsing. «Wuthering Heights» het låten og artisten var Kate Bush. Vi var ganske bortskjemt med gode artister i EMI, vi hadde Queen, Pink Floyd og Beatles, men jeg hadde aldri hørt noe som dette. Låten var, og er, et musikalsk mesterverk, og ingen andre høres ut som Kate Bush. Det demret etter hvert for meg at jeg hørte på den sovende dama fra baksetet i Bentleyen, og at vi hadde en ny hit på hendene. (Translation)


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