Sunday, July 18, 2021

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Emily Brontë's anniversary, Yorkshire Day and a shop in Haworth. All together in Keighley News:
The Wuthering Heights author is the next featured ‘shero’ of the Herstorian Society, which spotlights a different female figure from history every month.
And a collection of Emily-inspired stationery and gifts produced by publisher Clavis & Claustra – which runs the society – will be launched at Wave of Nostalgia, in Main Street, Haworth, on Yorkshire Day, August 1.
The launch of the Emily Brontë box will take place at 2pm, with society founder Cat Crossley and Diane Park, of Wave of Nostalgia.
“I fell in love with Wuthering Heights as a teenager and it has been my favourite book ever since,” says Cat. (Alistair Shand)
In a previous post, we talked about Vanessa Zoltan's Praying with Jane Eyre book. The author publishes on Salon an article on being the madwoman in the attic: "What "Jane Eyre" taught me about women's anger:
I have spent years of my life reading and loving Charlotte Brontë's novel "Jane Eyre." But in the last few years I have realized something: The main character of this novel isn't Jane, but Bertha; the woman who we call "The Madwoman in the Attic." As I have looked closer and closer at Bertha over the years, I have realized something important. I don't think she's a madwoman. I think she's an angry woman. I think she wields her anger like a scalpel, and I want to learn from her precision. (...)
Bertha Mason Rochester in Jane Eyre is called the "madwoman" because she lights beds on fire, stabs people, sneaks into rooms and rips veils, lights the house on fire. But when you look more closely at her actions, they make perfect sense. She sneaks out one night after ten years of being locked in the attic by her husband. Her caretaker has fallen too deeply asleep and Bertha has stolen the key. She does not injure her caretaker who is being paid to do a job. Bertha lights the bed of the man who is locking her up on fire. She never lunges for the maids who come to help tend her. But she stabs her brother who knowingly leaves her locked in an attic. When she is in a room with the woman who her husband is going to marry, she does not hurt the young, unknowing fiancée (Jane Eyre herself). Bertha rips up the veil that Jane will put on in the morning to marry Bertha's husband. Bertha doesn't hurt Jane: she warns her.
Bertha is not a madwoman, she is an angry woman who we, her readers, have been calling psycho for years.

Yorkshire Live features Wycoller Hall:
The atmospheric ruins of Wycoller Hall lie in the heart of the village- the hall is said to be the inspiration for Ferndene(sic) Manor in Charlotte Brontë’s famous book Jane Eyre. (Chris Pickles)
Dawn (Pakistan) publishes a remembrance of the author Masood Ashar:
There are stories on how relationships between men and women change with the passage of time (eg ‘Dosti Ki Deewaar’ [The Wall of Friendship]) and some stories are interspersed with references to Western literature — such as Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and writers such as Henry James and Erica Jong (‘Ghair Aadmi’ [The Strange Man]) — which show that Ashar was well aware of the ‘Western canon’. (Irfan Aslam)
Maeve Higgins in The Irish Examiner recalls how
The only ecstasy I knew as a bookish adolescent in rural Ireland was reading Wuthering Heights over and over again. 
The Essex County Standard -Daily Gazette is glad to recommend Northey Island:
Owned by the National Trust you have to apply for permission to visit to take in the island known as as ‘the Wuthering Heights of Essex’. (Francesca Edwards)
The Big Issue talks about the novel Le Bal des Folles by Victoria Mas:
Stylistically, it belongs to the Victorian era. Though written in French, it evokes the Brontës, with its dormitories, its phials and its ghosts. But thematically, it is bang up to date. (Dani Garavelli)
Pierre Lescure tells some inside stories of the Cannes Film Festival to Paris Match:
Et Isabelle Adjani, qui détestait déjà être exposée, est venue se réfugier chez nous, une semaine avant le Festival, dans le plus grand secret. Elle n’est sortie que pour aller présenter son film, “Les sœurs Brontë”. (Fabrice Leclerc & Ghislain Loustalot) (Translation)

According to the BBC, Elizabeth Gaskell is feeling the 'Bridgerton effect'. We think this is believed to be a good thing. News18 (India) talks about some memes done with the English dubbing of the 2000 film Dhadkan, which is inspired by Wuthering HeightsRereading Jane Eyre posts about the moon in Jane Eyre. Little Corner of the Internet reviews Wuthering Heights.

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