Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:13 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
Mexican Gothic is one of '22 Spooky New Books That Will Put You in a Halloween State of Mind' according to PopSugar.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Set against the backdrop of 1950s Mexico, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is an atmospheric read with shades of Rebecca and Jane Eyre. When her newly married cousin sends her a concerning letter, Noemí heads to a manor tucked away in the Mexican countryside to check on her relative. What she finds is a house full of secrets and a dark past that seems to be seeping into her dreams. (Sabienna Bowman)
Independent (Ireland) features poet Rita Ann Higgins and her pandemic-inspired poetry collection Pathogens Love A Patsy.
She talks about the "horrors" of her days at the sanatorium - "sputum mugs and other horrors, just gross. You don't forget that. It stays with you somehow" - and recalls with a laugh the doctor who said to her, "'I don't like seeing those cigarettes on your locker…' I smoked Major. Imagine smoking and being in a TB ward? Insane."
But it was there, for lack of anything better to do, that Higgins, who is one of 13 children - "fifth from the end I think" - who left school at 14 and had "never read any books", began to read.
"You lay in bed, you weren't supposed to be doing too much movement. I started to read. Wuthering Heights and Animal Farm. Those two books were just amazing. That kick-started it - I thought, 'you can open a book and get locked into it and see these pictures'." (Emily Hourican)
The Morgan Library & Museum is one of the 'Best Libraries to Visit for Design Inspiration' according to House Beautiful
The Morgan Library & Museum—which is both a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark—opened to the public in 1924, in accordance with J.P. Morgan’s will. Charles Follen McKim, of notable architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, was behind the design of this library, which is home to famed works by Charlotte Brontë, Lord Byron, and Charles Dickens, to name a few. (Mary Elizabeth Andriotis)
MassLive lists '10 great live albums to check out' in case you miss concerts. One of them is
Kate Bush, “Live at Hammersmith Odeon” is a 1994 box set by the British singer Kate Bush. It is a re-release of a video recording of the 1979 The Tour of Life, which was first issued on home video in 1981, along with an audio CD of the video. The video and CD contain 12 songs from the tour, all which highlight Bush’s amazing skills as a writer and singer. If you get a chance, also watch the video, as she is a mesmerizing stage performer, and the final song, “Wuthering Heights” is a revelation. (George Lenker)
Both Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are among the 10 classic romances that Glamour (in Portuguese) recommends reading at least once in a lifetime while both Jane Eyre 2006 and Wuthering Heights 2009 are among the 5 literary costume dramas recommended by Wired (Italy).

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