Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:46 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
Global Times (China) has an article on the just-closed exhibition Where Great Writers Gather: Treasures of the British Library and looks back briefly on the history of Jane Eyre in China.
To some extent, the translation of British literature not only fostered the cultural development of modern China, but also reflected how people's thinking changed over the years.
During 1920s through 1930s, Jane Eyre was simply regarded as a romance novel in China since many of the original parts of the novel had been deleted or changed in early translations. After 1949, however, translators focused more on staying true to the original work, which allowed Chinese readers to taste the novel's true value. It was also around this time that scholars began researching the book and the Brontë sisters. (Chen Shasha)
Bustle has selected the '10 Most Famous One-Hit Wonders In Literature, From J.D. Salinger To Margaret Mitchell' and guess who's there:
'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Brontë
This is one author who actually did only publish one novel — but what a novel it is. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (one of my absolute faves) is so filled with heartache, rage, and intensity that it’s no wonder it took everything Brontë had. This one hit wonder has inspired everything from ballet and operas to television and film adaptations. (E. Ce Miller)
Newsarama looks forward to some July releases including
Song of Aglaia HC
The Song of Aglaia is the first solo graphic novel by cartoonist Anne Simon, presenting a beautifully crafted female spin on the classic heroic myths of Greek literature, tracing the journey of a victimized and then almighty woman with a graceful understanding of human relationships and loving nods to the Brontë sisters, David Bowie, and the Beatles.
Entertainment Weekly features the TV show UnReal.
Midway through the season, when there was nothing to obsess over, I became obsessed with all the bad weather. Nominally set in Northern California, the show looked unmistakeably Vancouver-y: constant rainstorms, big winter jackets, and the actors’ visible breath confirming the chilly climate. This made every exterior shot inadvertently hilarious; the Everlasting house, supposedly a sudsy-sunny dream of glossy hot-tubbery, looked like the Emily Brontë version of a McMansion. (Darren Franich)
Nyoooz tries to guess what your favourite genre says about you. Is this accurate in your case?
You swear by the likes of Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemingway or Brontë sisters— this is the bunch that will always be your beloved writers. You’re the silent one who prefers observing at a distance. You are the one who believes in a deep understanding of a person than superficially mingling with a bunch. You tend to cherish the simplicities in everyday life more than anything else. (Vaishali Jain)
On Facebook, Northern Ballet shows a video of dancer Hannah Bateman visiting the Brontë Parsonage Museum.


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