Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 11:09 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
The Telegraph and Argus tells about a new exhibition opening in a Bradford gallery later this year.
We are West Yorkshire: Bradford People will open in Bradford Council run Cartwright Hall in Lister Park, and feature art and artefacts that show off the district’s talents.
The items come from Bradford Council's historic and artistic archives.
The exhibition will include pieces by Heaton’s glass designer Kalim Afsal and Manningham based photographer Nudrat Afza as well as David Hockney - the district's most famous artist.
It will also shine a light on work done by innovators such as Titus Salt, Christopher Pratt and the Brontë sisters as well as reformists Miriam Lord, Margaret Macmillan and Richard Oastler. [...]
The Bradford exhibition begins in Cartwright Hall on April 10 and runs until September. (Chris Young)
A contributor to Palatinate looks back on her reading year.
Around my graduation in July, I was looking for a bit of life affirmation of my own, which lead to rereading some of my long-lasting favorite novels – Anna Karenina, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre. I looked on them with new eyes, feeling so much older and more mature. (Thea Nikolova)
While Vulture highlights '37 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019'.
Murder By the Book: The Crime that Shocked Dickens’s London, by Claire Harman (Knopf, 3/26)
Tales of shocking, grisly Victorian murders are stacked up on every Barnes and Noble entry table in the country. But Harman, who has delivered riveting, image-shifting biographies of larger-than-life Brits like Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë, has such a special touch that this particular story of an 1840 high-society murder inspired by the rise of macabre literature itself will surely raise the stakes for the entire genre. — HK
And Parade shares '8 Books We Can't Wait to Read in January '.
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye
The brilliant author behind Jane Steele (2016’s wonderfully punk reimagining of Jane Eyre) brings us another can’t-be-tamed historical heroine, this time fleeing 1920s New York City for Portland. (Becky Hughes)
Kids' Book Review interviews writer Jaclyn Moriarty.
7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why? I’ve read a lot of biographies of the Brontë sisters, and of Jane Austen, and I would love to visit any of them. (Penny)
Daily Herald shows the literary murals at Mundelein High School.
The other featured books are "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë; "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman; "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro; and "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard" by Leslea Newman. (Russell Lissau)
On Página 12 (Argentina), Rodrigo Fresán writes about author Lucia Berlin.
Y de ahí Una noche en el paraíso: segunda antología póstuma que llega fajada con frases del tipo “Creo que nunca he leído a una mujer más inteligente, sensible, tierna y valiente que Lucia Berlin” o “Lucia Berlin puede ser la mejor escritora de la que hayas oído hablar nunca”.
Y cabe preguntarse: ¿es tan así? Es posible, si uno se olvida o se opta por olvidar o no se ha leído ni se leerá (descartando nada más que en el idioma en el que escribió Berlin) a mujeres como las hermanas Brontë o George Eliot o Virginia Woolf o Penelope Fitzgerald o Joan Didion o Anne Tyler o Lorrie Moore o la tan invocada Alice Munro quien –hasta la llegada de Berlin– era la más inteligente, sensible tierna y valiente y la mejor escritora de la que hayas oído hablar nunca. (Translation)


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