Friday, July 02, 2021

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My Modern Met publishes an article on the  Brontë sisters:
The book Wuthering Heights is a commonly read piece of literature in high school or college. In fact, the novel is one of the few works by female writers that is typically assigned in literature courses covering the canon of Western literature. To say the canonical works skew male is an understatement. However, three sisters in 19th-century England managed to bust their way into the male-dominated world of publishing. The Brontë sisters—Charlotte, Emily, and Anne—each penned classics that are still read today. Three fascinating lives lie behind their published works. Discover who these pioneering women were, and you might even want to read Wuthering Heights again. (...) (Read more) (Madeleine Muzdakis)
Business World talks about the new Filipino movie The World Between Us:
A tale as old as Wuthering Heights
Alden  Richards and Jasmine Curtis-Smith team up for the second time in GMA Network’s new drama romance series, The World Between Us.
Directed by Dominic Zapata and written by Glaiza Ramirez, the story takes its inspiration from Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights. (Michelle Anne P. Soliman)
Business Daily Africa interviews the scholar Lucy Mulli:
Diana Ngila: What was your first interaction with reading a book?
L.M.: The first book I ever read was ‘Janet and John’ but the best book I ever read when I was a child was an abridged version of ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë.
iNews reviews a hotel, the Lime Tree Hotel, in London:
The serene setting is supported by muted Farrow and Ball hues and pops of colour from blankets, geometrically patterned cushions, ikat wallpaper and curated artwork – framed Penguin Classic book covers, pressed ferns and oil paintings. There was also a copy of Jane Eyre and Great Expectations in the room, though we didn’t manage to get started. (Sophie Lam)
The Indian Express interviews the author Lisa Bu:
[Lisa] Bu found her role model in an independent woman from the book Jane Eyre. She was also inspired to learn abroad after reading the books, ‘The Complete Works of Sanmao’ and ‘Lessons from History‘ by Nan Huaijin.
Hypable recommends Poison Ivy: Thorns by  Kody Keplinger and Sara Kipin:
This novel is perfectly low-key creepy and ominous but is not without its bright spots and moments of hope and validation. It’s an interesting cross between the story of Bluebeard and Jane Eyre with (more) domestic violence, manipulation, and violations of female autonomy. Yes, the subject matter is still YA appropriate, but it’s not an easy read by any stretch of the imagination. (Karen Rought)
Guitar Girl talks about the most recent video of Ginesse, 'Gatorade':
[Christina]Bryson notes that the video pays tribute to music videos like David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” And Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights,” while still staying true to Ginesse’s aesthetic with fun, nostalgic styling (courtesy of Jordan Douglas) and trippy visual effects.
The Thursday Quiz of The Guardian included the following question:
MUSIC: When MTV first started broadcasting in the US, what was the first music video they played? Planet Earth by Duran Duran, Video Killed The Radio Star by the Buggles, Vienna by Ultravox, or Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush? (Martin Belam)
The Gamer talks about the new The Witcher comics and particularly about the Geralt character:
And that’s admittedly why it feels weird for me to see him like this now. I know he’s a fictional character, but I’ve devoted well over a thousand hours to this universe. I’d like to think I’ve learned a lot from its characters and stories, which is something I wouldn’t say lightly - I studied English Literature and read all the Classics, and I’m 100 percent confident in my stance that books like Wuthering Heights aren’t fit to wipe shite off a dog’s arse. (Cian Maher)

Good to know. 

The Nerd Daily interviews the author Rhiannon Wilde:
Mimi Koehler: With Henry Hamlet’s Heart releasing soon, are you already working on another project? If so, care to share a bit about it with us?
R.W.: I am, actually! I’m currently knee-deep in my second YA novel, a gothic mystery about sisters who live on a cliff by the sea. It’s kind of Sherlock Holmes X Wuthering Heights with Taylor Swift’s evermore as the soundtrack. There are themes of mental illness, two romance sub-plots including an F/F queer one – and maybe one ghost.  
Invasor (Cuba) interviews the poet Yamila Ferrá Gómez:
“Escribí mi primera poesía a los doce años. Y estoy segura porque escuchaba en aquellos momentos, por la radio, la novela Cumbres borrascosas. Mi padre me había regalado el libro. Y yo empiezo a leer la novela mientras la escuchaba, y me sale ese primer verso”. (Amanda Tamayo Rodríguez) (Translation)

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