Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:50 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
The Huffington Post suggests you turn to Wuthering Heights for 'reaffirmation' 'when doubting love'.
While love is magical and wonderful, it is also scary and can beat you down and carve you into a hard beast, or leave you an addict, craving, crawling and seizing more of this feeling at any cost. After the feeling has been formed with a person, never doubt the power of what the emotion can to do you, be it great or horrible. The strongest love story in classical literature is in the novel Wuthering Heights written by Emily Brontë where she develops the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine, proving the power of the emotion can carry on over a lifetime. Despite all negative or positive circumstances, the emotion always stays valid, and carries on through death. (Meira Bienstock) (Read more)
If you are in Australia and your imagination needs a little boost, you can also turn to this. The Australian features the 'rich versus nouveau riche' that's going on in Melbourne's Toorak neighbourhood where there's
a plush replica of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights in the vicinity of a slew of construction sites. (Rick Wallace)
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More analytical minds may be interested in this study of the novel's language. A new paper by Peter Sheridan Dodds et al., Human language reveals a universal positivity bias is reported by Mic:
The researchers have also set up a cool, interactive site where you can analyze the texts of great novels such as Moby Dick, Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights, and see the distribution of positive and negative words. The feature allows you to select different sections of the text and see which words have the most influence in setting the tone of the story. (Eileen Shim)
Here's the appendix page on Wuthering Heights. 

EDP24 looks into writer Sarah Perry's background:
“We didn’t have pop music or posters or go to the cinema or have a television, but I read Jane Eyre when I was eight and our biggest influence was the King James Bible. It was read at meal times. We memorised whole chapters. As it is the greatest achievement of English prose ever, to be saturated with that is a real privilege.” (Rowan Mantell)
Source: Bagnalls Group Twitter
Finally, the Brontë Parsonage website reports that, 'Bagnalls were proud recipients of two awards at the Painting & Decorating Association's Annual Trophy Awards in London'.
They were commended for their exquisite decorative work undertaken at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, which required careful application of bespoke wallpapers, hand printed to replicate the designs of the 19th century and painting in various colours of Distemper. All paints were brush applied to add to the authenticity of the finish. The project was managed on a daily basis by one of their Heritage craftsman painters, with 40 years experience in the industry. Ann Dinsdale, our Collections Manager attended the awards dinner and was delighted with the project's success.
That's indeed a greatly-deserved award - congratulations!


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