Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015 11:05 am by Cristina in , , , , , , ,    No comments
We don't agree with this way of reading things in Jane Eyre on the list of '7 Sex Scenes In Classic Books You Never Realized Were Sex Scenes' on Bustle. Perhaps we never did because it isn't one.
2. Something Goes Down in the Garden in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
OK, so this one is kind of up to your interpretation. But, before it's revealed that Edward Rochester is already married to his secret attic wife, he and Jane have an awfully romantic encounter in the garden. After half of a Gothic novel of will-they-or-won't-they, Rochester finally proposes to Jane, and she gladly accepts. And THEN... well, Rochester whispers, "come to me entirely now," in her ear, and then Jane just starts talking about how he looks kind of aggressive (or that his "exaltation" was "savage"), but she's totally into it. He keeps asking if she's happy, and she keeps telling him yes. Look, maybe they're just cuddling but... maybe it's something a little more? (Charlotte Ahlin)
Deadline features the revival of the musical based on The Color Purple and describes the story as follows:
Alice Walker’s highly populated, Brontë-worthy tale of a Southern black girl who survives poverty, rape and deprivation before finding love and accomplishment in womanhood. (Jeremy Gerard)
The Huffington Post interviews writer Valley Haggard.
TBD: What are some of your favorite books and why? VH: The answer to this question could be a book in and of itself. Some books are friends, some are family, some are lovers, some I can't get away from fast enough. Some whisk me away around the world and some bring me deeper into myself. Some of my most intimate literary relationships have been with Lolita, Beloved, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love Junkie, Jane Eyre, Gone With the Wind, A Wrinkle in Time, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Our Tragic Universe, Claiming Georgia Tate, Chicken, Bird by Bird, Writing Down the Bones, The Glass Castle, Lit, Henry & June, Shantaram, Notes From Underground. And there are so many, many more but I love these books because they took me somewhere and made me feel something. I think back on them as pivotal experiences I had with great friends. (David Henry Sterry)
Guia Campos (Brazil) has an article on writer Adriana Harger.
 Fez o curso de Inglês na Faculdade de Letras de Taubaté, quando, segundo Adriana, “entrei de verdade na literatura”, com acesso às obras de autores como Jane Austen, Emily Brontë ou Nathaniel Hawthorne, autor de “A letra escarlate”. (Carlos Abreu) (Translation)
ICI Radio Canada shares a previously unpublished text by Lori Saint-Martin.
« Lady Madonna » était son hymne personnel, il la chantait cent fois par jour, et nous rougissions de honte, frissonnions de plaisir aux mots « baby at your breast ». La divinité défaite, aux poches trop vides et aux journées trop pleines, ressemblait à nos mères et non à nous, petites filles aussi dénuées de formes que de fond, mais c'est pour nous - c'est pour moi - que chantait Derek alors. « Lady Madonna, lying on the bed/Listen to the music playing in your head ». Je serais bientôt une jeune fille rêveuse pour qui la musique et les livres étaient l'unique porte de sortie. Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennett, mais jamais Madame Bovary. (Translation)
NDTV Movies finds that one of the reasons why Dilip Kumar 'conquered Bollywood) was the fact that
In 1966, Dilip Kumar tried his hand at direction with Dil Diya Dard Liya, the Hindi adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel, Wuthering Heights. The film was co-directed by A R Kardar.
Dilip Kumar played the lead role in the movie, which also featured Waheeda Rehman, Pran, Rehman, Shyama and Johnny Walker.
Today's the day for the re-enactment of Charlotte and Arthur's wedding in Haworth, as the Brontë Parsonage Facebook page reminded us yesterday:
We are busy with preparations for the BBC filming of Charlotte Bronte's wedding - tomorrow! If you'd like to come and wish her well, please come to Church Street, Haworth for 2.30pm. Period costume not required.
If you are nearby, you can still make it there!

The Sisters' Room (in Italian) has a post on the launch of the new Italian translation of Shirley. Book View Cafe reviews the National Theatre's Jane Eyre production as seen in its recent cinema screening.


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