Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Yorkshire Post has an article on 'How Whitby, Scarborough and other Yorkshire Coast seaside towns inspired the Brontës, Bram Stoker and Lewis Carroll'.
From the Brontës to Kay Mellor, Keith Waterhouse to Sally Wainwright, this region has contributed a sizeable share of authors to the world of literature, screenwriting and beyond. [...]
Ever since Caedmon, who looked after the animals at Whitby Abbey back in the late 600s AD, turned Whitby into a medieval spot for pilgrims, people have travelled to the Yorkshire Coast seeking inspiration, including Bram Stoker for Dracula, JRR Tolkien for Lord of the Rings, Lewis Carroll for Alice in Wonderland and of course the Brontës. [...]
5. The Brontë sisters loved the Yorkshire Coast. While Charlotte’s favourite was Filey, Scarborough is the town where Anne Brontë has her final resting place, and is buried at St Mary’s Church. (John Blow)
Korea JoongAng Daily features the National Portrait Gallery exhibition at the National Museum of Korea.
Portraits of revolutionists in science Issac Newton (1643-1727) and Charles Darwin (1809-1882), whose images are familiar also to Koreans as they appear in many textbooks, are also featured, along with a group portrait of the Brontë sisters painted by their younger brother. The novelist Charlotte Brontë (1816-55) and the poet and novelist Emily Brontë (1818-48) have big fans in Korea. (Moon So-Young)
Book Riot recommends '20 Must-Read Japanese Books by Women in Translation' including
A True Novel by Minae Mizumura, Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter
While this much loved and admired novel is often described as a loose retelling of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights set in Japan, A True Novel is so much more than that. First serialized in the monthly literary journal Shincho and published in two volumes, A True Novel is a rich and and masterfully crafted story of lovers set against a fascinating and important moment in Japanese history. It is a powerful and haunting examination of Japan’s post-war westernization and its struggle to retain its identity in a moment of economic upheaval. And new from Minae Mizumura and translator Juliet Winters Carpenter, I’d also recommend An I-Novel, a semi-autobiographical and “formally daring novel that radically broke with Japanese literary tradition” when it was published in 1995. (Pierce Alquist)
Wigan Today reviews the novel Widowland by C J Carey, which imagines what would have happened had the Nazis successfully invaded the UK.
At the top of the pile are the Gelis – the representation of ‘perfect womanhood’ noted for being young, intelligent, talented and beautiful – and it is Rose Ransom, a 29-year-old Geli working as a censor at the Culture Ministry, who takes centre stage.
Her job is to rewrite literature to correct the views of the past and she has been charged with making Jane Eyre more submissive, Elizabeth Bennet less feisty, and Dorothea Brooke less intelligent. (Pam Norfolk)
Nation (Sri Lanka) puts the spotlight on '6 Mistakes “Nice Guys” Make' and the contributor must be a nice guy too because he makes two mistakes himself: he takes it for granted that a) men don't enjoy touring museums and women always do and b) Emily Brontë penned 'varied works'.
4. She’s Doesn’t Always Need To Be In Charge
Are you finding yourself touring museums every weekend or attending in-depth studies of the varied works of Emily Bronte’? Well, good for you for being willing, but make sure a balance is struck between her interests and yours. (Dumb Little Man)
El Horizonte (Mexico) describes writer Mariana Enríquez as 'our Latin American Emily Brontë'.

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