Sunday, August 01, 2021

Sunday, August 01, 2021 10:02 am by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
The Telegraph & Argus publishes the unveiling of the blue plaque at the Brontë birthplace in Thornton:
A blue plaque marking the birthplace of the Brontës was unveiled yesterday - on what would have been Emily’s birthday.
The new heritage marker is the first Bradford Civic Society blue plaque dedicated to the Brontë sisters at their Thornton birthplace.
It was commissioned by Mark and Michelle De Luca, who run Emily’s cafe at the property, and funded by a donation from the Bradford-based Morrisons Foundation. (...)
Councillor Si Cunningham, Chair of the Blue Plaques committee on Bradford Civic Society said: “It was a real pleasure to see so many people venture out safely into the rain to see the unveiling of the city’s latest, and arguably most overdue, blue plaque.
"The Brontës are world famous and rightly synonymous with Haworth and the brooding moors above, but we must also acknowledge their strong connection to Bradford. (Felicity Macnamara)
Also in The Telegraph & Argus an auction with some tangentially related Brontë items: 
A collection of rare pieces charting Bradford's social history dating back to the 1830s will go under the hammer. (...)
Meanwhile, the books section of the auction features one of the earliest books to be printed in Saltaire in 1873.
The printer was a Bradford resident named Abraham Holroyd who moved to Saltaire on the invitation of Sir Titus Salt.
Holroyd used to run a stationery shop in Bradford and counted the Brontë sisters among his customers.
He also published the first monthly magazine in Bradford during the 1860s.
The book printed in Saltaire contains two poems by the Brontë sisters and is being auctioned with another book of Yorkshire poems with contributions by several Victorian Bradford poets, whose brief biographies are also included with their poems. (Mark Stanford)
Tinkle (India) reviews Jane Eyre:
Jane Eyre has inspired readers from around the globe with her will to survive on her own terms. This is a very good book. I liked it and hope you will like it too. After reading this book, the lesson I learned is to keep strong and keep fighting battles, because one day it will be worth it. So run to the market and grab your own copy! (Tarini Kashyap)
Walking towns in The Guardian
Hebden Bridge
The original Walkers Are Welcome town, liberal-minded Hebden Bridge is as ripe with hiking possibilities as it is with chain-free shops and vegan pasties. Low-level routes from the centre lead along the River Calder, Rochdale canal and Hebden Beck (follow the latter to the fairytale woods of Hardcastle Crags). But there are also bracing yomps up on to the tops – parts of the Pennine Way (which passes nearby) can be used to reach panoramic Stoodley Pike or to hike though Brontë Country to Haworth. (Sarah Baxter)
Being a writer in the Daily Excelsior:
Strange as it may seem, there are writers who show more interest in getting their creative works across to the world rather than making their name. The British author, Emily Brontë (1818-1848), famed author of Wuthering Heights, is known to have published a joint collection of poems with her two sisters in 1845. The slim volume came out as a flop. The sisters had to shell out 50 pounds for it (comparable to about 2,300 pounds or over Rs.2.35 lakh in today’s spending power). They preferred to use pseudonyms for the authorship and not their real names. Worse, just 2 copies were sold of the book. 
Overcoming literary gender prejudices in The Sunday Times:
Why do so many men I know — peace-loving baby boomers — bow before these nerdy tales of imperialist derring-do? Boyhood nostalgia? Something to do with growing up in the shadow of the Second World War? “Men’s conversation is about showing off what they know, so it does appeal to that side,” says William, my old English teacher, who nurtured my love for EM Forster and Charlotte Brontë but turns out to be an avid fan of CS Forester’s Hornblower series. When he told me, it was a bit like discovering Neil Young is into model trains. Still, I’m intrigued. Forester, he says, simply writes “cracking good yarns. They’ve become familiar friends. It’s strange really, given I used to be a member of CND, but they’re up there with Lucky Jim for books I read when I’m downcast.” (Johanna Thomas-Corr)
Kaleva (Finland) recommends To Walk Invisible:
Sally Wainwrightin draaman päähenkilöitä ovat Charlotte, Anne ja Emily Brontë. Yorkishirelaisiin papin tyttäriin keskittyi runsain mitoin paitsi kirjallista lahjakkuutta, myös itsenäisyyden halua. Kirjailijan ura oli säätyläisnaisille harvoja mahdollisuuksia tulla toimeen ilman miespuolista elättäjää. Finn Atkins, Charlie Murphy ja Chloe Pirrie tuovat historian hahmot lähelle. (Britannia 2016) (Pekka Eronen) (Translation)
Onedia (Turkey) list period films:
Jane Eyre 2011
Jane Eyre, 10 yaşındayken öksüz kalmış ve mutsuz bir çocukluk dönemi geçirmiştir. Babasının öldüğünü zanneden Jane, kendisine adeta bir köle gibi davranan halası tarafından oldukça katı disiplinli bir yatılı okula gönderilir. On yıl boyunca bütün hayatının geçtiği bu yatılı okuldan mezun olduktan sonra kendisi de aynı çatı altında öğretmen olarak çalışmaya başlar. Bir süre sonra da Edward Rochester’ın malikânesinde çocuklara mürebbiyelik yapmaya başlar.
Burada Bay Rochester’la karşılaşan Jane Eyre, gitgide büyüyen bir dostluğun ardından ona âşık olduğunu fark eder. Nihayet aradığı mutluluğu bulduğunu sanan Jane Eyre'in sevinmesi için henüz çok erkendir. Sonsuza dek süreceğini düşündüğü bu mutluluk Bay Rochester'ın korkunç sırrıyla yerle bir mi olacaktır?
Erkek egemen bir toplumda kadının tek başına ayakta kalabileceğini kanıtlamak için savaşan Jane Eyre'nin macerası, Charlotte Bronte'nin feminist edebiyatın en önemli klasiklerinden biri sayılan aynı isimli eserinden bu sefer Moira Buffini tarafından uyarlandı. Yönetmen koltuğunda kısa filmleriyle bilinen Cary Fukunaga otururken, başroldeki Jane Eyre'i ise yakın zamanda İki Kadın Bir Erkek, Restless gibi yapımlardaki başarılı performansıyla seyrettiğimiz Mia Wasikowska canlandırıyor. (Ebru Erdoğan) (Translation)
Lire Magazine (France) lists several writers' homes, including the Brontë Parsonage Museum. 

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