Thursday, April 01, 2021

Thursday, April 01, 2021 11:04 am by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
The Week recommends classic novels:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1847)
First published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, Wuthering Heights was the only novel written by Emily Brontë, the second-youngest of the Bronte siblings, and she died a year after its publication at the age of 30. “The scope and drift of its imagination, its passionate exploration of a fatal yet regenerative love affair, and its brilliant manipulation of time and space put it in a league of its own,” writes McCrum in The Observer. “This is great English literature, the fruit of a quite extraordinary childhood.”
The Erie Times-News reports that 
The Erie Playhouse is bringing back a Brontë classic first staged in 1998.
"Jane Eyre" features script, music and lyrics written by Erie's David Matthews, Charlie Corritore and Michael Malthaner. It was recorded by then-sponsor WQLN, according to the playhouse's website.
The musical based on Charlotte Brontë's novel will be available via video on demand April 9 through 18, according to the playhouse website.
Palatinate vindicates Amelia Earhart:
The same way the infamous Jane Eyre in Charlotte Brontë’s novel is ‘no bird and no net ensnares me’, both women, fictional and non-fictional, refused to follow the conventions that limited their freedom as ‘there’s more to life than being a passenger’ – a maxim all women should live by today. (Holly Downes)
The Marietta Daily Journal recalls an anecdote by Joanne Woodward: 
As another story goes, when she was 9 years old, Woodward traveled with her mother to Atlanta for the premiere of “Gone With The Wind.” During the parade, she leapt into a limousine carrying Laurence Olivier and sat in his lap because she had a crush on him after seeing “Wuthering Heights.” She said she later recounted this story to Olivier when they worked together on the 1977 television production of “Come Back, Little Sheba,” for which he replied that he remembered the encounter. (Kathy Ruth Camp)
The Daily Campus lists empowering reads:
There is no shortage of women who are oppressed, and no shortage of women who rise up anyway, living to tell their tale. If you are a woman, the very act of writing a story is empowering in itself, no matter the contents, when not too long ago, the Brontë sisters penned classics under male pseudonyms. (Joanne Biju)

Il Bosone recommends the recent omnibus edition of Brontë novels by Mondadori:

In Sorelle Brontë vengono raccolti i principali capolavori delle Brontë, insieme a qualche opera minore. (Giada Bastiole) (Translation)

Donnesulweb (Italy) lists quotes for birthdays, including one by Emily Brontë.  Still, some news outlets mark Charlotte Brontë's death anniversary like La Izquierda Diario (in Spanish). Pencils and Palettes posts some Christian’s Reflections on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.

EDIT: Check this April Fools' Day joke on the Wuthering Hikes Facebook wall.


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