Monday, April 02, 2018

Monday, April 02, 2018 11:58 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
The latest episode of Countryfile (April 1, 2018) devoted to West Yorkshire contains Brontë references:
Matt Baker, Anita Rani and Joe Crowley are in West Yorkshire where Matt meets Dr Ryad Alsous, a refugee from Syria whose love of bees has helped him forge a new life here. Matt also meets some of the refugees and locals Ryad is inspiring with his love of bees. Matt gets to try his hand at making a beehive and samples a delicious Syrian dessert made with the honey he helps Ryad harvest.
Anita is on the moors looking for the Easter bunny - or should that be Easter hare? She's on the hunt for the elusive mountain hare in its most northerly English habitat. Anita also meets Susan Sroka, a one woman hare rescue service who's been nursing a baby leveret back to health.
Joe explores Emily Brontë's passion for wildlife and finds out that she had her very own bird of prey.
Tom Heap looks at the reasons for the decline in our hedgehogs and Adam Henson buys some of the rarest native breed cattle there are, blue albions.
Zimbabwe Daily explores Romanticism in literature:
In English fiction Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë and D. H. Lawrence work within the confines of the English tradition. The books that easily come to mind are “Wuthering Heights” (1847), by Charlotte Brontë, “Jane Eyre (1847) and D. H. Lawrence’s “Sons and Lovers” (1913). Following tenets of , the Brontë sisters’ characters have to individually challenge societal expectations in an effort to poke at the rigidity of morality as bedrock of the institution of marriage, and the nature of love. (Elliot Ziwira)
Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times interviews local jazz pianist Derek Mander:
His grandfather Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander built an empire in the early 1900s as a paint and varnish manufacturer and quickly built up Manders Brothers Ltd based in Wolverhampton.
His sons also managed to successfully establish themselves – apart from Derek’s father Alan.
He explained: “One son, Geoffrey, became an MP for Wolverhampton East and another called Miles became a Hollywood actor starring in films such as The Little Princess, Murder, My Sweet and the 1939 version of Wuthering Heights.
Miles Mander played no other than Lockwood in William Wyler's take on Emily Brontë's novel.

VelvetNews (Italy) interviews Beatrice Marioni, author of Una Ragazza Inglese, a new revisitation of Jane Eyre:
Intervista a Beatrice Mariani, che all’esordio letterario con il romanzo “Una ragazza inglese” (Sperling & Kupfer), riattualizza nella Roma di oggi i tormenti e le passioni della Jane Eyre di Charlotte Brontë. E racconta a VelvetMag la sua visione della lettura e dello scrivere come atto creativo.
Jane Emili non ha ancora 20 anni, è sola e senza esperienze di vita per poter affrontare il mondo. È una giovanissima apparentemente d’altri tempi la protagonista del libro di Beatrice Mariani (www.beatricemariani.it). In lei però molte ragazze di oggi possono provare a identificarsi. Nel confronto scontro con i personaggi della villa romana in cui va a lavorare per lo spazio di un’estate, Jane vivrà la storia di un sentimento travolgente e travagliato con un uomo adulto ma ancora fragile, Edoardo, di vent’anni più grande di lei.
Domenico Coviello: Nel suo romanzo appare esplicito il richiamo al Jane Eyre di Charlotte Brontë, come è maturata questa scelta?
Quel grande classico, così come i capolavori di Jane Austen, sono per me fonte d’ispirazione. Con Una ragazza inglese mi sono posta l’obiettivo di riproporre le tematiche di Jane Eyre nel nostro mondo moderno e in chiave italiana. Ma il cuore e i sentimenti sono gli stessi. Jane è una ragazza cresciuta in fretta suo malgrado, con Edoardo si avvicinano e si allontanano seguendo i capovolgimenti della vita, costretti a fare i conti con la propria identità e con il destino.
Tomorrow evening Jane Eyre 2011 will be broadcast on Canal+ Émotion (20.45h) (France). Happy Red Book (in Italian) reviews The Professor. AnneBrontë.org celebrates Easter.

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