Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:49 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
Good Housekeeping suggests '12 wonderful ways to travel by train in England, Scotland and Wales', including
5 Experience the charming villages of the Yorkshire Dales by rail and on foot
A rejuvenating trip to Yorkshire requires long walks to full appreciate the rural surroundings and historic market towns. Brontë fans will also be in their element as you can explore the world of Wuthering Heights at Haworth and during a Brontë-themed walk across Yorkshire's wild moors.
The picturesque railways include the Heritage Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and Settle Carlisle Line, and you're in for a treat if you walk the Penine Bridleway, a scenic trail with dramatic views. (Roshina Jowaheer)
The Monthly features Brian Dillon's new book Suppose a Sentence, which 'goes in pursuit of the pleasure of the sentence'.
Some are long, oblique and incantatory – Dillon pleads for our “patience” when parsing a sentence by Thomas De Quincey, “like waiting for a photograph to develop” – while others are modest, “economic sentences”, like these three words from Charlotte Brontë’s novel Villette: “The drug wrought.” (Louis Klee)
A columnist from The Cornell Daily Sun writes about how some books are full of memories.
More importantly, physical books carry with them memories of their scenes of reading. When I used to volunteer at a lab over the summer in high school, I would read Jane Eyre while sitting by a window waiting for my dad to pick me up, so that, even now, I still associate the scene of Rochester reading Jane’s fortune with a certain sense of adolescence and August sunlight. (Ramya Yandava)
Tor.com shares an excerpt from Krystal Sutherland’s House of Hollow:
It didn’t occur to me that my sisters would leave school long before I did, until it actually happened. School hadn’t suited either of them. Grey was blisteringly smart but never found anything in the curriculum particularly to her liking. If a class called for her to read and analyze Jane Eyre, she might instead decide Dante’s Inferno was more interesting and write her essay on that. If an art class called for her to sketch a realistic self-portrait, she might instead draw a sunken-eyed monster with blood on its hands. Some teachers loved this; most did not, and before she dropped out, Grey only ever managed mediocre grades. If this bothered her, she never showed it, drifting through classes with the sureness of a person who had been told her future by a clairvoyant and had liked what she’d heard.
According to Showbiz Cheat Sheet,
Priscilla [Presley] also said Elvis loved a film adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, although she did not specify which one. The most prominent movie adaptation of the novel released during Elvis’ lifetime was the 1939 version starring Laurence Olivier. (Matthew Trzcinski)
Cosmopolitan recommends streaming Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights among other 'Period Dramas That Will Take You Back' (?)

Finally, it is World TB Day today and Hipertextual (Spain) looks back on famous people who died of it, such as Emily Brontë (and also Maria, Elizabeth, Branwell and Anne, of course).

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