Monday, December 21, 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020 7:49 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday speaks to the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
“I read a lot when I was coming up through school, and I desperately wanted my children to read the same things I read…They read a lot of books, but I could not get them as interested in the classics as I was. Maybe it was because I was a colonial.”
He used to buy them books like Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Jack London’s Call of the Wild and Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty, but they weren’t interested. Though his children refused to read what he liked, he’s grateful they love to read. (Rachael Espinet)
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday also has a 'recap by the Bocas Lit Fest of the events it held despite this pandemic year' which included a Jean Rhys-related event.
In November, the focus was on the Dominica-born writer Jean Rhys (1890–1979), author of the celebrated novel Wide Sargasso Sea, who was the subject of a virtual discussion hosted by the Royal Society of Literature and the British Library in partnership with the NGC Bocas Lit Fest.
What’s So Great About Jean Rhys? was a frank conversation about the author and her significance in Caribbean and world literature. Chaired by BBC presenter Shahida Bari, it included Lauren Elkin, a US writer based in France; British novelist and journalist Linda Grant; and TT poet and critic Shivanee Ramlochan, who is also a member of the Bocas Lit Fest team. (Darren Bahaw)
Diario Financiero (Chile) asks the UK ambassador in Chile, Ian Duddy, about his favourite books, films and shows.
"El libro clásico para mí es Cumbres borrascosas (Wuthering Heights) de la autora Emily Brontë. Tiene más de 200 años, pero las metáforas de amor y odio siguen relevantes hoy", dice Ian Duddy, el embajador inglés. (Nicolás Durante) (Translation)
CBC (Canada) has a Q&A with Waterpolo player George Gross Jr., also a fan of Wuthering Heights:
Q: The best book you've read? 
A:  Wuthering Heights
La Voz de Galicia (Spain) reviews the book El texto encuentra un cuerpo by Margo Glantz.
El libro teje un recorrido por el que desfilan nombres tan sugerentes como Stendhal, Henry James, Mariana Alcofarado, Fanny Hill, Defoe, Erica Jong, Montesquieu, Diderot, Choderlos de Laclos, Casanova, Jane Austen, Charlotte y Emily Brontë, Tirso de Molina, Goethe, Barthes, George Eliot, Hawthorne, Flaubert, Proust, Wilkie Collins, Michelet, Carlos Fuentes, Horacio Quiroga, Bruno Schulz, Lampedusa, Virginia Woolf, Kawabata... (H. J. P.) (Translation)
According to The Times, the Blackeyed Theatre's production of Jane Eyre is part of 'The best live arts to stream this week'.

'First Person Accounts Of The Brontës' on AnneBrontë.org. Brontë Babe Blog posts about The Enfant by Charlotte Brontë.


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