Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014 2:36 pm by M. in , , , ,    No comments
Liberty Voice recommends reading to reduce stress:
Looking for ways to relieve stress? Some contemporary stress releases are Ken Follett, Daniel Silva, Walter Isaacson, Sue Grafton and J.K. Rowling or her alter ego Robert Galbraith. Some old tried and true ones are Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë or Fyodor Dostoevsky. Even some chick lit or vampire novels. Research shows someone can improve their concentration and reduce stress levels if they curl up with and read an engrossing book for at least 30 minutes of slow reading enjoyment. (Dyanne Weiss)
The Billings Gazette reviews Little Raw Souls by Steven Schwartz:
The title of the book comes from “The Glass Essay,” Anne Carson’s haunting poem about heartbreak, creativity and Emily Brontë, which finds complex humanity in the unobserved “space where the little raw soul/slips through.” (Danell Jones)
Daily Mail's You Magazine has an article about this year's WellChild awards. The winner of the inspirational Young Person Aged 12-15 award was able to face the most devastating moments with a smile:
Days later, however, Cecilia-Joy was being rushed back to the UK in an air ambulance after being taken ill with excruciating headaches – an emergency scan had shown she was suffering from a brain tumour.
‘It was the biggest shock. We just couldn’t believe it,’ says Jo. ‘But Cecilia-Joy said: “Don’t worry, Mummy, we’ll get through this.” And within half an hour, she was cracking jokes and asking: “Does this mean that I don’t have to read Jane Eyre for my English homework?”’ (Catherine O'Brien)
Nora Robert's Inn BoonsBoro always finds a place in the local press. This time in The Morning Call:
On the other side of the state, the Inn BoonsBoro in Western Maryland is owned by best-selling author Nora Roberts, who undertook a restoration of the historic building. Many of the inn's eight graciously appointed rooms and suites bear the names of literary lovers. Think Elizabeth and Darcy from "Pride and Prejudice," Jane and Rochester from "Jane Eyre," as well as Shakespeare's Titania and Oberon from "A Midsummer Night's Dream." (Donna M. Owen)
The Irish Independent interviews the chef Rory O'Connell:
The book that changed my life
Wuthering Heights for my Leaving Cert - I never knew at the age of 15 that such passion existed.
Diario de Cádiz (Spain) interviews the Spanish film director Gonzalo García-Pelayo:
En el imaginario popular la copla siempre ha estado asociada a una época y un régimen político determinado. ¿Cómo va a ser tratada en su película?
-Es un argumento falso porque la copla nace en la República con temas como Ojos verdes que no representan esa ideología. El género tiene gran éxito en la Dictadura y ésta intenta domesticarlo; se hacían coplas como Mi Jaca y se quedaban tranquilos. No pretendo tratarla desde una perspectiva histórica sino desde los elementos universales que se hallan en ella: el amor fou, las perversiones como el sadismo o el masoquismo. Lo que siempre les gustó a los surrealistas, el concepto de volcán, el ambiente de novelas como Cumbres borrascosas. "Ser esclavo por ti" o "Llévame por calles de miel y amargura" son letras que pertenecen a la copla más marginal a la cultura del Régimen, que no tienen que ver con la estética que por entonces imperaba. (Julio Sampalo) (Translation)
Diario Progresista (Spain) considers that Emily Brontë died in poverty (!) and Charlotte Brontë apparently in opulence (!!).
 Volviendo a las escritoras del desván podemos decir que algunas autoras no tuvieron éxito en vida porque eligieron escribir lo que querían a pesar del riesgo de ser malinterpretadas o incluso acusadas de “masculinas”, “soeces” o “poco delicadas” como ocurrió con el que sigue siendo el más célebre libro salido de la familia Brontë, que murió en la semipobreza salvo en el caso de Charlotte. Hablo claro está de Cumbres borrascosas, admirada un año después por los surrealistas y que ha conocido versiones complejas donde se ponen en evidencia algunos de los códigos de género, raza o clase de la época. El héroe romántico Heatchliff es un gitano, la heroína se salta todo lo que la familia patriarcal espera de ella. Y unos y otros no ocultan un odio feroz hacia esas buenas maneras que ocultan la violencia del capitalismo de la época, y las formas cada vez más variadas y complejas de mantener a las mujeres en roles pre-determinados. (Eduardo Nabal Aragón) (Translation)
The Pen & Muse interviews the writer Lin Scheller:
What do you like to read?
I read everything that I consider well written and compelling. Just to mention a few of my favorite books: the Count of Monte Cristo, the Hunger Games, Bonjour la Tristesse (sic) (Hello the Sadness), Pride and Prejudice, David Copperfield, Wuthering Heights, and so on, and so forth.
The Philadelphia Enquirer interviews the interim president of Bryn Mawr College, Kimberly Wright Cassidy who chooses Jane Eyre as her favourite book. A Wuthering Heights reference onan article about the new house of the comedian Alexander Armstrong in The Sunday Times. In the same newspaper we also found an article about the artist Paula Rego where her Jane Eyre-inspired paintings are mentioned.

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