Sunday, August 30, 2020

Hindustan Times and Gothic films:
Maybe it’s the irresistible pull of the Gothic novel, an intoxicating cocktail of romance, suspense and danger, sometimes seductively garnished with supernatural elements. Rebecca had an illustrious ancestor — Charlotte Brontë’s Gothic classic, Jane Eyre, published in 1847, and also the subject of many films and TV series. (Paonam Saxena)
The Yorkshire Post explores how Dewsbury 'has left its mark in the world':
One notable curate was Patrick Brontë, father, of course, to a famous trio of talented sisters who blazed a trail in the literary firmament. Tragically, Patrick outlived them all. He was dismayed at the way that working class children received almost no schooling, and taught youngsters for hours on end at the Dewsbury Sunday School. (Phil Penfold)
The Los Angeles Review of Books talks about George Eliot's manuscript Quarry for Middlemarch:
In 2021, Harvard’s Houghton Library of rare books and manuscripts will reopen with an exhibition on women authors. At the moment, George Eliot, Phillis Wheatley, Amy Lowell, Mary Wroth, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, Virginia Woolf — the list goes on — are sitting far apart from one another in the stacks, isolated on separate shelves and surrounded by many better-known male authors.  (Joani Etskovitz)
Dawn (Pakistan) reviews Shokoofeh Azar’s The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree,
In a striking episode, a zealous mullah arrives in the village, confiscates the family’s entire collection of books and burns them in the village square. With broken hearts, the family watches “as the fire spread to the intertwined lovers Pierre and Natasha, Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler, Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, Abelard and Heloise, Tristan and Isolde, Salaman and Absal, Vis and Ramin, Vamegh and Azra, Zohreh and Manuchehr, Shirin and Farhad, Leyli and Majnun, Arthur and Gemma, the Rose and the Little Prince, before they had the chance to smell or kiss each other again, or whisper ‘I love you’ one last time.” (Anushka Hosain)
The Telegraph & Argus talks about the reopening of the KVWR services:
The other walk miles is six miles, starting from Haworth station, along the valley to Oxenhope, looping round, down Haworth High Street, round the route of the short walk and back to the station. It takes in additional locations - Three Chimneys, the home of the railway children; Brontë Parsonage Museum, the doctor’s house; and shops along Main Street, where the children collected presents for Perks’ birthday. (Emma Clayton)
ActuaBD (France) reviews the comic Goodbye My Rose by Dr. Pepperco:
Autant dire que les rumeurs vont bon train à son sujet : a-t-il quelque-chose à cacher ? Serait-ce une femme qui aurait pris un nom de plume à l’instar de la très célèbre Emily Brontë, autrice des Hauts de Hurlevent ? Une personne proche de la maison royale ? Difficile à dire, mais aisé pour le lecteur de deviner, surtout quand un autre personnage-clé de cette nouvelle série est sujet au commérage. (Marc Vandermeer) (Translation)
According to El Sol de Tampico (México) the writer Agustina María Bazterrica is going to read Jane Eyre:
Y me compré Jane Eyre para leerla para un curso que voy a tomar sobre esta novela. (Juan Carlos Velarde) (Translation)
El Comercio (Spain) interviews another writer, María Reig:
Verónica García-Peña: ¿Y a qué personaje literario mataría con toda su alma?
M.R.: A varios de 'Cumbres Borrascosas'. Aunque Emily Brönte (sic) ya lo dejó solventado bastante bien. (Translation)
A Certain Fondness joins the Brontë Parsonage fundraising campaign.

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