Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday, October 11, 2020 11:38 am by M. in , , ,    No comments

If you are a long-time reader of this blog we are sure you can recollect we have reported quite weird Brontë references from all kinds of media. But this one certainly takes the weirdo label to a whole new level. Enter the world of retrograde ejaculation with the help of no other than Charlotte Brontë in The Star (Malaysia):

The English novelist and poet, Charlotte Brontë famously advised: "I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward."
When no treatment is effective to propel the semen forward, he agrees with Brontë and says: "No point looking forward or backwards when nothing can be done, simply keep healthy and enjoy looking upwards!" (Dr George Lee)

Not the only weird connection of health issues with the Brontës today. The Guardian interviews the author John Lanchester:

My wife and I both had coronavirus and we were lucky to get it early. I have asthma and so I was quite worried about it. My wife got it from her book group. The moral of the story is: beware of book groups. They were discussing a Brontë novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I don’t know if that’s relevant. It feels relevant. (Interview by Alex Preston)
The Nerd Daily interviews the writer Alix E. Harrow:
Kibby Robinson: If you could recommend one book from 2020 to our readers, what would it be?
This question is too stressful and I rebuke it. But, out of respect, I will restrain myself to three: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, for the Crimson-Peak-Wuthering-Heights-type girls[.]
Far Out Magazine quotes Orson Welles describing his own version of Macbeth (1948):
Welles himself described the story as “a perfect cross between Wuthering Heights and Bride of Frankenstein.” (Swapnil Dhruv Bose)

The Brussels Brontë Blog posts about the most recent virtual talk organized by the Brussels Brontë Group: Charlotte Brontë’s Quarrel With The English Gentleman in Villette by Karen Hewitt. 


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