Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:43 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
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Daily Mail reports that starting today Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey will be used as an NHS Covid vaccination centre. Can you imagine anything more glorious these days than getting vaccinated by the Brontë memorial that says 'with courage to endure'?
Poets' Corner has been the tomb of some of the UK's most famous authors and poets for hundreds of years, starting with Geoffrey Chaucer in 1400.
Classic writers including Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Tennyson and Robert Burns are all either buried or commemorated there. (Sam Blanchard)
It's the last line of Emily's poem The Old Stoic, by the way.

Actualidad Literatura (Spain) asks writer Toni Hill about his favourite writers.
AL: ¿Y ese escritor favorito? Puedes escoger más de uno y de todas las épocas.
TH: Muchos. Desde Irving, a quien he citado antes, a clásicos como Tolstoi o las hermanas Brontë, Ana María Matute, Mercè Rodoreda o autores más recientes como Philip Roth, Coetzee o Jonathan Franzen… Tengo gustos muy variados y sería incapaz de escoger un solo libro o autor. (Mariola Díaz-Cano Arévalo) (Translation)
Causeur (France) likens Meghan Markle to a Brontë heroine.
Meghan a repris le scénario : enfermée dans un château comme quelque héroïne des sœurs Brontë, oubliée de tous (son mari fidèle disparaissant du tableau de manière aussi mystérieuse que commode), elle se serait inquiétée de sa « santé mentale » et aurait pensé au suicide. (Jeremy Stubbs) (Translation)

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