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A search and rescue team was called in to help a man taken ill while walking on the moors above Haworth.New Zealand Listener discusses some 're-imaginings' of Austen and Shakespeare`s works:
Eighteen members of the Calder Valley team went to the aid of the walker, who was suffering from chest pains.
The volunteers had been asked by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend the scene, at Brontë Waterfall, yesterday afternoon. (Alistair Shand)
Of course, it’s possible to re-imagine and reset a classic work, as Michael Cunningham demonstrated in The Hours. A novel like Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea would no doubt be refused for some Brontë Project for straying too far from the original plot of Jane Eyre, but its art is equal to the first novel’s and it does far more than re-assemble the usual suspects. (Paula Morris)The Hindu interviews some students and book buffs like Kimberly Rowe:
An English literature graduate, classics became part of my readership including Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre , Thomas Hardy’s Tess and Charles Dickens’ Hard Times . Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is a book close to my heart. (Sarthak Saras)Expensive coats and Jane Eyre in The Citizen (South Africa):
Simon proffers a beautiful, new-looking brown coat, a floor sweeper with a hood and billowing hem, something Jane Eyre might flit around in. It’s R70. A sedge-coloured rough tweed, shorter coat is also R70. Everything is, except for the boots. “Is it for a man or a woman?” I ask. The piles include clothes for both. “For a woman.” (Marie-Lais Emond)i-D mentions Dean Blunt's use of Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights on his latest musical release:
Yesterday, elusive British musician and visual artist Dean Blunt released, "Skywalker Freestyle," a new track under his Babyfather project. The song includes a pitch-adjusted sample of Kate Bush's debut single from 1978, "Wuthering Heights." Despite its oddball vocals, the Brontë-inspired ballad soared to number one on the UK Singles Chart and cemented Kate's status as the genius pop alchemist we know and love today. (Emily Manning)Apparently, August is National Read a Romance Month according to The Tullahoma News:
Jane EyreAnneBronte.org talks about Aunt Branwell.
OK, so this teeters on the dark side of romance and it almost doesn’t end well, but Brontë does save the day in the end.
Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead and subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, anmelodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Vid discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends ctorian society traditionally allowed. (Kali Bradford)