Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Telegraph and Argus lists several films of local interest that have been released from BBC archives such as
Margaret Drabble exploring Haworth's Brontë Parsonage to see how the siblings spent their childhood (Emma Clayton)
The 2-minute film can be seen here (only available in the UK, though).

StarTribune has an article on retellings:
Sometimes they want to turn a book inside out and present a different perspective — such as Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea," which tells the story of Mr. Rochester's first wife, the one who was hidden away in the attic in "Jane Eyre." (Laurie Hertzel)
Jane Eyre is one of 10 addictive books you won't be able to put down according to GQ Spain.
Jane Eyre, de Charlotte Brontë
Tal vez te extrañe encontrar Jane Eyre en una lista de libros adictivos, pero así es. Es uno de esos clásicos de la literatura que no habrías querido leer en tu adolescencia y que ahora te fliparían, pues el tiempo apenas pasa por él. Sigue siendo moderno y feminista, y su personaje protagonista uno de los mejor escritos de la literatura. Jane Eyre no ha conocido más que el odio desde que era niña... (Victor M. González) (Translation)
According to Boston Review, 'Autofiction’s First Boom Was in Turn-of-the-Century Japan' and so
Japan’s literary tradition looms large in the work of the author Minae Mizumura. Though she received most of her education during a twenty-year stay in the United States—high school in Long Island, followed by college in Boston and postgrad at Yale—Mizumura harbored a lifelong passion for modern Japanese literature. She was in her thirties when she relocated to her native Tokyo and began writing fiction in Japanese. All three of her novels engage, either directly or allusively, with the Japanese literary canon: her 1990 debut, Zoku Meian (Light and Darkness Continued), was a sequel to—or rather, a completion of—Natsume Sōseki’s unfinished masterpiece, Meian (Light and Darkness); her third novel, a re-working of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights set in postwar Japan, was entitled A True Novel (2002) in homage to the honkaku shōsetsu realist genre. (Houman Barekat)
Les inrockuptibles (France) features Jane Campion's 1993 film The Piano.
Pour son troisième long-métrage, Jane Campion nous conte une passion cruelle digne du romantisme noir, directement inspirée du roman de Jane Mander et de la littérature gothique, des soeurs Brontë ou d’Ann Radcliffe. Son héroïne, inadaptée au monde sauvage dans lequel elle est parachutée, sera forcée de composer avec les éléments hostiles. (Rose Baldous) (Translation)
Here's how Irish Examiner describes Nick Cave's origins:
His family was astounding. His dad’s father once presented a radio show that he would end each night with a ghost story! It was he who changed the family name to Cave from Langvoight to disguise their Prussian roots. The story of his mum’s parents – with its awful tragedy and unlikely romance - is worthy of Emily Brontë. (Tom Dunne)


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