Thursday, November 07, 2013

Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:06 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
The Chorley Guardian reviews the novel The Inn at the Top by Neil Hanson:
Despite initially dismissing the owners’ plea for new managers as ‘a preposterous idea’ and discovering for themselves that ‘even Heathcliff’ wouldn’t want to live at the Tan Hill Inn, the couple fell in love at first sight with the vast landscape and cloudscape that ‘was never the same for two seconds together.’ (Pam Norfolk)
While The Independent lists 'five things we learnt from' former England football manager Sven Goran Eriksson's autobiography, one of which is that
2. Sven is no Heathcliff
One might imagine it would require a fervent ardour to remove a woman from her husband. Sven, though, recalls that "I was probably in love with her". And there, the vaguest Heathcliff comparison must end. "Before long I began wondering if I had done the right thing in taking her away from Giancarlo," he writes. Nancy was soon wondering the same herself. (Tom Peck)
Inforum interviews Rebecca Meyer-Larson, theater director at Moorhead High School and founder of Act Up.
Q. If you gave the book of your life to your teenage self, what lessons do you wish she’d learn then that you know now? [...]
Lesson 3: Read more. Throughout my teenage years, I felt like an odd-ball and misfit; reading more would have allowed me to discover people who were more like me. Had I been introduced to Holden Caulfield, Jane Eyre, Scout Finch or Dorothy Parker, I would have discovered that I was not alone. (Chris Linnares)
Net1News (Italy) considers that reading Jane Eyre makes you sexier.
Infine Charlotte Brontë, con “Jane Eyre”. Il celebre romanzo racconta la storia di una giovane governante e la sua complicata storia sentimentale con il misterioso padrone di casa. La storia è molto romantica, ma contiene elementi rivoluzionari. La protagonista è capace di sostenere con intelligenza le sue idee anche a costo di andare contro corrente rispetto alle convenzioni. (Angelica Rossi) (Translation)
The Telegraph (India) discusses an instance of a word constructions used by Charlotte Brontë.
Indeed, in one column he went further than I would, citing Charlotte Brontë against grammarians who damn very or more or most unique as flatly wrong. I wonder. I’m happy with almost unique. If you meet a man 2-1/2 metres tall you can surely use those words of him, not implying that with an extra half-metre he’d be wholly unique but that just possibly someone else somewhere is equally tall; either your man (very probably) is unique, or he is not, you just aren’t sure which. In contrast, C. Brontë’s very unique child finds me with the grammarians: that very adds nothing — the child either is unique or isn’t. (Stephen Hugh-Jones)
We are not sure where Charlotte Brontë used those words, though.

The Victoria Advocate reviews Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair. Spinster in the Wilderness discusses 'Jane Eyre and its many manifestations'. Leitores Depressivos (in Portuguese) gives five reasons to read the Brontë sisters.


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