Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sunday, May 07, 2017 10:34 am by M. in , , , ,    No comments
The Yorkshire Post reviews the actor George Costigan:
Who is the Yorkshire man or woman you most admire, and why? I think Middlesbrough was still in Yorkshire when Brian Clough was born there. He doesn’t need me to explain why he inspired admiration. Judi Dench for utterly uncluttered mastery of my profession, David Hockney – following his stars – inspiration to anyone. Philip Larkin. Alan Bennett, the Brontës and their modern counterpart, Sally Wainwright.
Yorkshire Life lists the top literary locations in Yorkshire:
Wuthering Heights, the immortal tale that was Emily Brontë’s only novel, is set in the moors around Haworth. Early on, Mr Lockwood, the narrator, writes in his journal: ‘In all England, I do not believe that I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society.’ He’d probably be pleased to know it’s now get a ready supply of gift shops and tea rooms.
The New York Post has some book recommendations. Including the upcoming
Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker
(Grand Central Publishing)
You’ve heard Jane Eyre’s side of the story — now it’s time for Mr. Rochester’s version of events. The much misunderstood, brooding Rochester of the Charlotte Brontë masterpiece sounds off on his upbringing, his feelings for governess Jane, and the wife he keeps locked in the attic.
The Sunday Times lists some of the compulsory readings at State schools:
At the 14 schools of the Inspiration Trust in Norfolk and Suffolk, led by chief executive Dame Rachel de Souza, all pupils will study up to 100 classic texts and memorise dozens of poems from this autumn. They will also get to grips with 100 pieces of classical music.
Poems to memorise and recite will be drawn from a list including The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, Christina Rossetti’s Remember, Derek Walcott’s Sea Grapes and John Donne’s No Man is an Island. Among the classic texts pupils will read are Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Animal Farm by George Orwell. (Sian Griffiths)
The Sun makes a case for the importance of English language paradoxically forgetting all the other English values: taste, good manners, fine irony:
Our great writers such as Charles Dickens and the Brontë sisters have entertained billions across the globe. (Ben Griffiths)
Il Giornale (Italy) explores food in literature:
La letteratura in cucina, e la cucina in letteratura. La bibliografia è grassa. Anni fa, una docente di Letteratura italiana a Bologna, Maria Grazia Accorsi, invitò a mangiare tutti i Personaggi letterari a tavola e in cucina (Sellerio, 2005), tra romantici che non mangiano, realisti che lo fanno con misura, decadenti solo cibi raffinati: le tartine del giovane Werther; la farinata di Cime tempestose; i muffin della zia Chloe nella Capanna dello zio Tom; i pasticci di Capitan Fracassa... (Luigi Mascheroni) (Translation)
Mandi Könyvtára (in Hungarian) reviews a Hungarian translation of Thornfield Hall by Jane Stubbs.


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