Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Bustle lists '11 Classic Novels We Want To See On The Big Screen After 'Emma'' and among them are
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
We all know the story of Cathy and Heathcliff, but in the Me Too era, the crimes of Wuthering Heights' brooding, Byronic "hero" feel sinister, and rightly so. Emily Brontë's novel is primed for a new, honest adaptation this year. [...]
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
A prequel to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea tells the story of Antoinette Cosway, a young Creole woman who finds herself married to a cruel and uncaring English gentleman. He renames her Bertha, claims she is mentally ill, and locks her in the attic of his manor house. Wide Sargasso Sea hasn't had a screen adaptation since 2006, and, as with Wuthering Heights above, the Me Too era has primed audiences for a new film version of this novel. (K.W. Colyard)
Dallas Voice reviews the film Portrait de la jeune fille en feu:
 The trope of the newcomer confronted by closed-lipped servants in a remote, wind-battered setting has been a surefire one since the days of the Brontë sisters and Henry James. But what sets this film apart is how incisively writer-director Celine Sciamma uses her camera, sometimes with point-of-view shots that create tension or excitement, sometimes with the detachment of a painter herself; any given frame could be its own masterpiece — a Vermeer, or perhaps a Rembrandt. It’s as ravishing as its subject matter. (Arnold Wayne Jones)
El Día (Spain) reviews the Spanish translation of Isabel Greenberg's Glass Town.
Es curioso que Isabel Greenberg apuesta también por la literatura en La ciudad de cristal (Impedimenta), pero desde el propio protagonismo coral de su nueva obra. Esta jovencísima autora ha demostrado una capacidad de fabulación tan desmedida como original y personal en obras como La Enciclopedia de la Tierra Temprana o Las Cien Noches de Hero (ambas editadas también por Impedimenta), donde con una solidez desbordante se adentraba en el terreno de la construcción del cuento y del mito, aprovechando una medida ingenuidad para deslizar poderosos discursos de empoderamiento y renovación. En su nueva obra, se acerca a una familia creadora: las de las cuatro hermanas Brontë, un referente literario que usará de anclaje en la realidad para explorar los mundos personales creativos de las hermanas, coincidentes en una ficticia Ciudad de Cristal que, a modo de imaginación común, actúa de espacio privado para la libertad creativa y la búsqueda. Como si miráramos a través de un agujerito mientras una niña juega, lo imaginado se convierte en real en paralelo a la realidad de un contexto personal e histórico que condiciona toda la vida de las hermanas y, por tanto, la propia creación. Un bucle infinito, en el que ese proceso creativo de pura fantasía liberada queda empapado de las dificultades de la vida diaria, de la omnipresente muerte, de las limitaciones de la mujer en la época victoriana o de las imposiciones sociales, generando una visión fascinante, en la que no podemos separar universo interior del entorno exterior, comprendiendo la complejidad de una creación que va mucho más allá del enfrentamiento a la página en blanco. Una obra que, de nuevo, se contagia de esa lectura mágica que impregna todas las obras de esta autora. Una obra imprescindible. (Álvaro Pons) (Translation)
Verily has an article on Fanny Burney and states that,
Though much-neglected by readers today, her legacy is lasting and important. Virginia Woolf dubbed her the “mother of English fiction.” Her influence can be traced through the next century, carrying us right through Jane Austen’s comedies of manners, Charles Dickens’ insightful realism, and the social satires of William Makepeace Thackeray—not to mention that her reputation as a respected lady of letters also paved the way for female writers like the Brontës and Elizabeth Gaskell. (Sienna Vittoria Lee-Coughlin)
Expreso (Spain) features the Spanish translation of Sarah Baxter's book Literary Places.
Explora los paisajes y lugares que inspiraron grandes novelas. Viaja a las llanuras abrasadas por el sol de la Mancha, deambula por Cathy y Heathcliff por los salvajes páramos de Yorkshire o descubre Central Park a través de los ojos del antihéroe de J.D. Salinger. (Translation)
Secret Manchester recommends some places worth visiting in the Peak District and one of them is
5. Hathersage
In the 19th and 20th centuries Hathersage was an industrial village, producing things like needles and then umbrellas, but it’s also known for its connection to Charlotte Brontë. She spent some months there in 1845 and set her novel Jane Eyre in the village. Robin Hood’s companion, Little John, is also supposedly buried in Hathersage and you can read his gravestone in the churchyard. All of the main attractions here are located to the north west and north east, so if you head north from the main car park, it is easy to find everything and see it all in one day. (Katherine Notman)
Gizmodo features a speaker shaped like Baby Yoda and wonders,
Baby Yoda reading the audiobook of Wuthering Heights? Yep. (Holly Brockwell)
Last night, Channel 5 broadcast Celebrity Britain by Barge: Then & Now and, according to The National (Scotland) TV presenter Jennie Bond 'walks in Charlotte Bronte’s footsteps'. She visits, in fact, Wycoller Hall.

Austen Marriage posts about Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea.

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