Saturday, December 26, 2020

Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:54 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
The Journal (Ireland) looks back on how Covid-19 affected Irish bookshops.
Looking at their sales showed Kenny’s staff that there were certain trends over the past few months.
“In the early months of Covid, particularly the first lockdown when people were at home and the schools were closed, we saw a lot of educational books for children,” said Kenny. “We sold an awful lot of classics and we noticed there was definitely a trend – people were buying Ulysses, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Wuthering Heights. Those books you might read at some point in your life, and this was the point people were choosing to read them.” (Aoife Barry)
Screen Rant ranks all Wuthering Heights according to IMDb.
Like many classic novels, Wuthering Heights has been adapted many times over the years. As one of the most famous love stories of all time, the source material continues to draw storytellers in with the challenge of adapting a story that has yet to be done with acclaim.
Part of the challenge of bringing Brontë's story to screen is the sprawling nature of the novel, both in terms of space and time. The story follows two families over two generations, and the heroine dies halfway through, making for an unusual narrative. Despite being far from a feel-good story, people are still falling in love with it to this day. (Read more) (Madilyn Ivey)
Writer Julia Quinn reflects on the Netflix adaptation of Bridgerton in Entertainment Weekly.
"Truly, I never thought this would happen to me. And I never thought it would happen to anyone because nobody was adapting romance novels, historical, or really even contemporary for screen other than Hallmark movies," she tells EW. "If somebody was going to do a period piece, they wanted to do another adaptation of Jane Austen or one of the Brontë sisters. Those are all wonderful, but the historical romance novels that are being written today are a little bit different. And there's a huge market for them. I don't think it's at all surprising that the person who would realize that would be Shonda Rhimes." (Maureen Lee Lenker)
Infobae (Argentina) shares an excerpt from the Spanish translation of Leslie Kern's Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World.
De ninguna manera soy la primera escritora feminista que ha llamado la atención sobre esto. Existe una importante tradición de mujeres que escribieron sobre la vida urbana (como Charlotte Brontë en Villette), de mujeres que defendieron las necesidades de las mujeres urbanas (como Ida B. Wells y Jane Addams, activistas y reformadoras sociales estadounidenses), y de mujeres que se pusieron a diseñar sus propias casas, barrios y ciudades (como Catharine Beecher y Melusina Fay Peirce). (Translation)
La Nación (Argentina) celebrates Henry Miller's birthday and reminds readers of the fact that early copies of Tropic of Cancer were sold with Jane Eyre covers as the book had been banned in the United States.
Para su comercialización, su tapa era reemplazada por Jane Eyre, el clásico de Charlotte Brontë. (Translation)
Daily Mail shares some beautiful pictures of Yorkshire by Alec Scott, including one of Haworth.

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