Saturday, July 02, 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016 12:20 pm by M. in , , ,    No comments
Female First interviews the writer Emma Claire Sweeney who talks about her next (Brontë-related) project, A Secret Sisterhood:
When I met my co-writer, both of us were writing in secret
My next book is non-fiction about the friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf. I'm co-writing it with my own friend, Emily Midorikawa. We met fifteen years ago in rural Japan, working as English teachers by day and secretly scribbling stories by night.
Boing Boing discusses Brexit and its consequences, quoting Charlotte Brontë:
 Charlotte Brontë described well certain episodes of splendid isolation and proud withdrawal, when the impertinence of other people was just too much to endure. Britain's island geography has won again, triumphed over John Donne's "no man is an island." (Jasmina Tesanovic)
The Mirror list some affordable family holidays:
Help your kids learn through play at Eureka!, The National Children’s Museum in Halifax. Youngsters will love the interactive exhibits which will help teach them all about their bodies and the world around them. They can play at making grown-up choices in the bank and the mini Marks & Spencer store or pretend to change tyres or fill the car with petrol at the garage. Entry from £12.95.
Parents might enjoy a visit to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, once home to the famous literary sisters, in picturesque Haworth, less than 10 miles away. Family tickets for two adults and up to four children are £18. (Grace Macaskil)
Smithsonian on the use of pseudonyms:
Throughout history, pseudonymity has had many uses—whether allowing the likes of Mary Ann Evans (“George Eliot”) and the Brontë sisters (“Acton, Ellis and Currer Bell”) to transgress the gender conventions of their day or J.K. Rowling (“Robert Galbraith”) to “publish without hype or expectation.” For [Brian] Bilston, it gives him a sense of freedom. (Franz Lidz)
A press release of a new esoteric novel uses Wuthering Heights to boost sales:
Piper, Once and Again. Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing announces release of debut novel by intuitive medium Caroline E. Zani combining the haunting love of "Wuthering Heights" with the ominous hypnosis of "Audrey Rose" in a time-jumping olfactory experiment of past life regression, lies, lost love, and new hope. 
ORF (Austria) chooses Wuthering Heights as one of the books of the month:
3. Emily Brontë (19 Punkte)
"Sturmhöhe", Hanser
Übersetzung: Wolfgang Schlüter
Mit der Erzähltechnik des Romans war Brontë ihrer Zeit voraus: Aus zwei verschiedenen Beobachter-Perspektiven wird die dramatisch symbiotische Liebe zwischen dem Findelkind Heathcliff und seiner Stiefschwester Catherine geschildert. Dass Catherine den Sohn des benachbarten Gutsbesitzers heiratet, kann Heathcliff nicht verschmerzen. Nach seiner Rückkehr als erwachsener Mann auf das Gut nimmt er Rache. Doch auch nach ihrem Tod kommt er von Catherine nicht los, und die Geliebte erscheint ihm als Geist.
In ihrem Schauerroman lässt Brontë tief in die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele blicken. (Translation)
ClicFolha (Brazil) talks about Inconfissões – Fotobiografia de Ana Cristina Cesar which apparently includes a couple of pictures of the poet in Haworth (?):
Mas Eucanaã [Ferraz] conseguiu chegar a um namorado inglês pouco lembrado quando se fala nela. Christopher Rudd contou a história por trás de uma das fotos incluídas no livro: os dois na rua em que Emily Brontë morou – àquela época, Ana, estudante de tradução literária na Inglaterra, lia O Morro dos Ventos Uivantes. (Translation)
Albacete Abierta has an article on the writer Elena Fuentes:
Desde su infancia mostró su inclinación y habilidad para inventar y narrar historia y adoraba la lectura. Su fascinación por personajes con personalidades fuertes como Heathcliff o Catherine Earshaw, protagonistas de Cumbres Borrascosas, o los que pueblan el universo literario de Patricia Highsmith, le llevó a interesarse por el estudio de la psique humana. (Translation)
The Times Saturday Quiz includes a Wuthering Heights question; The Ultimate Novel List posts about Jane Eyre.


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