Thursday, February 11, 2021

Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:09 am by Cristina in , , , , , , , ,    No comments
Keighley News features a new Haworth-related book by a mother and her son. 
A son and his 93-year-old mother have published a book.
Cobbled Together features the poetry of Dorothy Nixon, who was born in Haworth and has lived there virtually all her life.
And her son, Ashley, has provided photos that he’s taken over the years around the village and in the surrounding landscape. [...]
“She wrote about Top Withens, the farmhouse described in Emily Brontë’s classic novel Wuthering Heights. [...]
Cobbled Together features these and other images, captured during visits to Haworth between 1985 and 2016. (Alistair Shand)
A contributor to The Town Line discusses the Brontë sisters' poetry with special attention to Emily's:
Emily is arguably considered the most gifted of the three sisters as a poet and contributed 21 poems to the volume; a book of her collected poems would number over 200.
The usual adjectives of powerful, eloquent, beautiful, sublime seem like very tired cliches when describing their effect. Her passionate, solitary nature lent the several ones I have read a complex range of emotions (the fascination with the wild, windy English moors and rocky cliffs in her novel Wuthering Heights strengthen her poetic imagery) and, even more importantly, universal wisdom of a spiritual nature. (Peter Cates)
Now for the unavoidable Valentine's Day mentions. You can now write the 'perfect love letter' thanks to the Brisbane Times:
Michelle Mackintosh has endless ways to get creative, including writing a letter in the voice of a fictional character (“If I’m writing to someone who’s obsessed with the Brontës, I’ll write in that way”) and slipping an origami heart or coloured confetti into the envelope. (Rachelle Unreich)
This iNews suggestion is not quite so custom-made:
Still, if thinking up a personal message sounds daunting, Interflora has a handy crib sheet on its website, with quotations taken from such minds as Emily Brontë. (Josh Barrie)
ComingSoon has included Wuthering Heights 2009 on its '2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide'.
Wuthering Heights (2009)
In Emily Brontës classic and haunting tale, Heathcliff is tormented by his love for Cathy. Will Cathy choose a life of comfort and wealth with Edgar Linton or will she succumb to her love for Heathcliff? Starring Tom Hardy (The Virgin Queen) as Heathcliff and Charlotte Riley as Cathy. (Josh Plainse)
The Daily Star shares real-life love stories:
With a yawn she tells me that he got married and she sent him a vase at his wedding. "He loved Dickens, I loved Brontë, and we smelled like coffee and old paper," she ends with a dreamy expression on her face. (Jahanara Tariq)
Craven Herald & Pioneer features local writer Diane Allen who has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s 2021 Romantic Novel Awards with her novel, The Girl from the Tanner’s Yard.
Diane says she has always loved the romance of the Brontë sisters and their life in the wilds of nearby Haworth. She relates strongly to their love of their natural surroundings and how proud they were of their roots. (Lesley Tate)
The Daily Campus explores the world of retellings.
There is even a selection of books out there inspired by British and American Classics. “The Wife Upstairs” by Rachel Hawkins is a psychological thriller that draws on Jane Eyre. (Joanne Biju)
BollySpice reviews Bittu, the live-action short film directed by Karishma Dev Dube.
Then the final scene of Bittu and Chand, (minor spoiler) reminded me of a scene in Jane Eyre where Jane lays next to Helen and holds her hand. I may be wrong about that, but it struck me at the moment. There are many more meaningful moments as I think back on the film. (Stacey Yount)
GoBookMart shares a list of 'List of Authors Who Stayed Unmarried For Life' including Emily Brontë. El Periódico de Aragón (Spain) mentions the Brontës' use of pseudonyms. Finally, an alert for today:
Espacio de Pensamiento Feminista ‘Gabriela Sánchez’ 
Jueves 11 de febrero de 2021
18:30-19:00: ‘Tras el estruendo: afectando y adaptando personajes forasteros (Neo)Brontëanos’, por Marta Bernabeu, de la Universidad de Salamanca.
19:00-19:30: preguntas y debate.

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