Monday, July 12, 2021

The Telegraph & Argus presents the book Piercing the Pennines by David Joy:
Bradford man explores our railway history in Piercing the Pennines (...)
Among the many inconvenient stations was Luddendenfoot, west of Sowerby Bridge. There is a certain irony that neglect by a junior clerk should be sufficient to put him second only to George Stephenson among those indelibly associated with the Manchester to Leeds Railway. His name was Branwell Brontë.
Leaving the company of his three literary sisters at Haworth, he was described as working in a ‘rude wooden hut’ and going ‘thoroughly to the bad’. Deprived of any stimulating company, he was soon dismissed for ‘constant and culpable carelessness’ and died a broken man with the end hastened by drink and opium. (David Joy)
Some days ago we reported the DOT Productions Jane Eyre UK tour. Chichester Observer reports about another theatre company which is preparing a summer tour with another Jane Eyre production:
 East and West Sussex tour for Jane Eyre and Secret Garden (...) 
After a couple of weeks of rehearsals, the new tour hits the road on July 23. (...) “Both are family friendly. The Secret Garden is obviously more family friendly for all ages and Jane Eyre is obviously a bit darker and a bit more brooding.” (Phil Hewitt)
What English literature is about, according to The Irish News:
Like Benjamin Button, perhaps we should all live our lives backwards - born old, hit retirement, work and go and read English and revel in the stories of Pip and Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Orlando. (Nuala McCann)
The Independent explores what being an Anglophile in Italy on the verge of the Euro Cup final at Wembley is like:
“I love everything English – from your literature to the music, history, landscape, tradition, architecture and lifestyle,” he says.
“It’s in my skin – from Pride and Prejudice to Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland to Mary Poppins, Judi Dench to Julie Andrews. I just love England.” (Julia Buckley)
ScreenRant has a series of articles listing the influences and inspirations of the Twilight saga:
According to [Stephenie] Meyers, Romeo & Juliet, along with Wuthering Heights, was one of the classics that the original Twilight novels were based on. Meyers said that New Moon was inspired by Shakespeare’s play while the next sequel Eclipse took its love triangle story from Brontë’s novel, but the comparison is harder to see in the former case. Bella refers to Edward as her Romeo in her narration numerous times throughout the series but in terms of story, the biggest borrow from Shakespeare in New Moon is the Volturi subplot. Unlike Twilight’s Wuthering Heights influence, though, this reference changes a lot of the context and is not all that similar to the source play. (Cathal Gunning)
Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen describes Ravenseat for the Daily Express:
“The farm stands at 1350ft above sea level and the land rises up to 1800ft. If you picture it in your mind’s eye, I always think Wuthering Heights, it’s very open country, it’s moorland, it’s heather, it’s leaden skies, it’s broad acres, it’s hash, it’s windy, it’s wet, it’s severe." (Helen Kelly)
Murcia Plaza (Spain) talks about the latest book by Purificación Mascarell:
Cartilla de redención - que toma su nombre del documento expedido durante el franquismo a los presos y en el que se dejaba constancia de cómo purgaban sus penas a través de trabajos forzados- es también una cornucopia de referencias culturales. Así, entre sus páginas se entrecruzan guiños a las institutrices de las Brontë, la Bauhaus, William Morris, Hannah Höch, Grosz o Kafka. (Lucía Márquez) (Translation)
Jornal de Notícias (Portugal) recommends the new book by Ana Teresa Pereira:
A sua obra é a história, quem sabe se autobiográfica, da alma. E é uma história de amor pela arte: Mondrian, Rothko, Bonnard, Rembradt, Rublev, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Ticiano, Turner, os impressionistas todos da pintura; Iris Murdoch em primeiríssimo lugar, mas também Henry James, Emily Brontë, Ibsen, Rupert Brooke, Rilke, Charles Dickens na literatura. (Helena Teixeira da Silva) (Translation)
El Sol de Tampico (México) celebrates the 20th anniversary of Carlos Fuentes's Instinto de Inez:
Sin embargo, Instinto de Inez sobrevive a la lectura como una vigorosa y a ratos desaforada historia de amor, donde el bagaje cultural de occidente Fuentes lo hace presente (Napoleón: “La música es el menos molesto de los ruidos”, el Eterno Retorno nietszcheano, la relatividad de Einstein, el insinuado hálito de Levi-Strauss: “Somos primitivos de la contemporaneidad”, reedición de la Brönte (sic) con sus Cumbres Borrascosas: Inez desde el más allá seguirá en contacto con Gabriel). (Juan José González Mejía) (Translation)

Soy Carmín (in Spanish) mentions Emily Brontë on a list of 'love quotes'. posts about 'Charlotte Brontë’s Account Of Her Visit To London'.


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