Friday, September 23, 2016

Vogue features the book Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why by Sady Doyle.
Charlotte Brontë, whose pitiful, unreciprocated letters to her married former teacher and possible former lover are Monica Lewinsky-esque in their desperation. (Julia Felsenthal)
Broadway World sums up the plot of Samantha Ellis's play How to Date a Feminist:
Kate likes her men tall, dark and smouldering. She has a fatal attraction to bad men. Then she meets Steve... a feminist. Can she overcome her love of lipstick, cupcakes and Heathcliff? Can he forgo the ethical confetti and learn to be a little bit more exciting in bed? Can the two of them reinvent romance for the 21st century?
The Hindu has German author Line Hoven talk about her love of books.
“My dad, however, did manage to collect a shelf full of books. This, in a way, piqued my interest in comics right from a young age,” she says. “That apart, I like reading the classics — Jane Austen, Brontë sisters and Charles Dickens. I feel more attracted to that era,” she says. (Naveena Vijayan)
National Post lists Emily Brontë as a possible asexual.
“But what about people who aren’t attracted to anyone? That’s where the asexual people fall,” said [Anthony F. Bogaert, author of Understanding Asexuality], who, in his book, raises the possibility Isaac Newton and Emily Brontë were asexual, “although we can’t be sure of this, of course.” (Sharon Kirkey)
USA Today's Happy Ever After has writer Jessica Cluess select her 'Top 5 favorite historical miniseries' which include
Jane Eyre (2006). Anyone who’s seen this series knows it’s not really, well, tonally in step with Charlotte Brontë’s novel. Brontë’s Jane is a plain, quiet woman who masks her passionate feelings behind a feeble countenance, and her Rochester is a rugged madman who locks women in attics and is perhaps a bit melodramatic. In this TV version, however, Jane and Rochester are adorable dorks. They laugh and tease each other, she’s forthright and confident, while he’s a sweet curmudgeon. It’s the rom-com Jane Eyre, mixed with a bit of spice.The scene where Rochester tries to convince Jane not to leave, for example, features a heavy make-out session in her bed that will make you cry “historical inaccuracies!” while rewinding to watch it again. Frankly, all the reasons above make this fun. If you want to feel haunted, see the Cary Fukunaga version, probably the best adaptation of the novel ever. If you want a bowl of popcorn and a lovely couple of hours on a rainy day? Choose this. (Joyce Lamb)
Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) discusses the film Love and Friendship directed by Whit Stillman.
Han blandar inte ihop sjuttonhundratalets cembaloslingor med artonhundratalets emotionella pianoforte, eller Austen med Brontë. De flesta scener är filmade som små tablåer dit skådespelarna kommer inströvande. De levererar, utan att lägga ner mycket känsla, Austens listigt uppbyggda dialog tills de enskilda slingorna flätats ihop till en komplicerad fuga. [...]
Det var lika givet att Stillman förr eller senare skulle bli tvungen att göra film av Jane Austen som det var att Andrea Arnold skulle ta sig an Emily Brontë. Men det är alltid vanskligt också, det där, att borra rakt in i en inspirationskälla. (Kerstin Gezelius) (Translation)
More Autumny quotes on Bustle obviously quoting Emily Brontë. Reference Recordings shares the fact that Fanfare magazine recommends Carlisle Floyd's Wuthering Heights opera.


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