Monday, May 04, 2015

Monday, May 04, 2015 10:01 am by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
More on the Tour de Yorkshire through Haworth:
A torrential morning downpour had threatened to wash out the Tour de Yorkshire’s visit to Brontë land but the flags were dry by the time the riders arrived in Haworth where hundreds of people lined Bridgehouse Lane and Main Street. (The Telegraph & Argus)
 Sunday's final stage took the riders on a 167km (104 mile) route from Wakefield in West Yorkshire to Barnsley in South Yorkshire and back through Brontë country in the Pennines before a finish in front of thousands of spectators in Roundhay Park, Leeds. (BBC News)
Backofthebook vindicates Anne of the Green Gables:
My mother, a high school English teacher, was slow to warm to Anne, too. But my aunt’s view had prevailed by the time she compiled her pioneering textbook in 1973 with the pulsating title, Canadian Literature, Two Centuries in Prose. Believe it or not, this was the first book designed to introduce high school and college students to our own country’s literature in one distinct volume. And she did not hesitate to include an excerpt from Anne of Green Gables, defending it as far more than a “children’s classic,” with its universal Cinderella theme (Jane Eyre, Pygmalion) and particularly Canadian motif of nostalgia for a world of peace and protection. (Rod Mickleburgh)
 The Stuff's Reading is Bliss wonders what makes a book sexy:
Wuthering Heights is both soul-destroying and intensely sexy in a twisted way, even though there was nothing physical in it. (Karen Tay)
A local North Jersey students film award on
Local students were recognized for their filmmaking talents at last weekend’s Passaic County Film Festival.
At the 2015 Passaic County Film Festival (PCFF), held at the Fabian 8 Theater in Center City Mall in Paterson on Saturday, April 25, students from Lakeland Regional High School and West Milford High School took home awards for their short films. (...)
Suburban Trends area students also ranked highly in the High School Music Video category,(...) and Max Straubinger of LRHS taking home another award, this time winning third place for his music video "Wuthering Heights." (Tara Kolton)
Malin's Blog of Books reviews Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg; Colin D Smith posts about Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights song.


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