Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 10:21 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
Today is the first day of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and so begins the time when a poem by Emily Brontë is everywhere.
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.
See AL.com for instance.

Bustle also recommends '11 Books That Are Absolutely Perfect To Read During Fall'. It's a surprising - if happy - choice:
Agnes Gray (sic) by Anne Brontë
OK, I couldn't resist. I just had to include one of the sisters. But this novel is one of the lesser read ones by the Brontë trio — Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights being the far better known. This is a tale of a governess, a woman of reduced means in charge of the education of wealthy children. It's not as brooding as the other books, but there's wit, careful observation, and a handsome man nonetheless. (Cara Benson)
Bustle also gives '9 Reasons Writing Majors Are Best Prepared For The "Real World"'
All writers know that it will never be perfect on the first try. They also know that it won’t be perfect on the fifth, 20th, or even 30th try; Jean Rhys was unhappy with the masterpiece that is Wide Sargasso Sea because she believed that there was a “then” and a “quite” that were unnecessary. There’s always going to be one more edit that we can make, regardless of how many drafts our work undergoes. When you start out as a writer, you have to quickly face the harsh truth and learn to accept that your work will never be completely finished or perfect. (Moe Thet War)
The Mirror shares the results of a survey that reveals the 50 greatest Britons but, like them, we wonder
Where is Charlotte Brontë? Where is Oscar Wilde? Where is Thomas Hardy? And our national treasure, Alan Bennett? (Paul Routledge)
Similarly, the Yorkshire Post unveils 'the first 25 names in Yorkshire Top 100'. Those pertaining to the Arts today:
Diane Howse: Artist and curator.
The countess of Harewood (she rarely uses the title) is a contemporary artist in her own right and opened the Terrace Gallery at the stately home in the 1980s. Howse has curated hundreds of exhibitions, including one in a disused apartment block in Leeds and most recently took work to two of the county’s most iconic venues - Salts Mill in Saltaire and the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth.
Sally Cookson's Jane Eyre is one of Natasha Tripney's theatre picks on The Stage.
Jane Eyre – National Theatre, London
Sally Cookson’s take on Jane Eyre – a condensed version of her epic two-part production originally performed in Bristol in 2014 – is a thrilling piece of theatremaking, full of wit and invention while also faithful to the spirit of the Charlotte Brontë’s novel. The whole thing is a hymn to Jane’s independence of mind and strength of will, while Felix Hayes’ performance as Rochester made me happy in very many ways.
Le journal des femmes (France) discusses adapting novels to the screen. Words for Worms continues posting about Jane Eyre. Els matins de TV3 (in Catalan) interviews Ángeles Caso, author of Todo ese Fuego.

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