The Guardian interviews Jo Swinson MP:
Anita Sethi: Your aim for the book, you write, is to help people “feel encouraged, empowered and emboldened to take action that will challenge gender inequality”. What kinds of action?In search of a non-toxic manhood in the New York Times:
JS: I wrote the book out of a continued desire to change the world – we need to radically change things and have much more equality. I wanted to give some practical steps because people often feel powerless and underestimate their own power to make change – I’ve felt like that and I’m a politician. In everyday life, there are things you can do differently. If you cycle to work, that’s you breaking stereotypes of how a woman should be. If you volunteer with a domestic violence charity you’re helping victims of these power structures. If you’re invited to speak at a conference, ask if there’s a balance of genders in the line-up. If you’re in a book group, cover as many books by women as male authors. There’s an example I give of an American author who found that when she submitted the same novel under a male name, this male name was better at writing the same book as the female name. Charlotte Brontë had to be Currer Bell, but even today this happens.
The 19th-century canon doesn’t imply that a single model always works. In “Far From the Madding Crowd,” the hero, Gabriel Oak, is a stoic with a well-integrated romantic streak; his foil and rival for the heroine’s affections, William Boldwood, believes himself a stoic but discovers a romanticism he can’t control, with violent consequences. In “Pride and Prejudice,” Mr. Darcy’s gentlemanly self-conception needs the leaven of humility that only romance can provide. The plot of “Wuthering Heights” turns on the question of whether Heathcliff’s romantic appeal is really toxic. (Ross Douthat)A poor soul experience in The Boar:
I really don’t care if Wuthering Heights defined a genre – I couldn’t get into it and I wish we could get over the idea that some books just have to be loved. (Genevieve Guille)Walks around Teesside on Teesside Live:
Brontë Way - 8.3 milesVijesti (Montenegro) compares Rebecca and Jane Eyre:
“Set off from the village of Haworth where the Brontë sisters lived and wrote and walk along the landscapes that feature in their stories. See waterfalls and wildlife along this famous route before visiting Top Withens, the ruined farmhouse thought to be an inspiration for Wuthering Heights.” (Laura Love)
„Rebeka“ je jedan od romana koji je ostavio ogroman trag u dvadesetom vijeku. Romantična, a istovremeno puna jeze, „Rebeka“ je, kako piše Times, roman za sva vremena.To je jednostavna priča o ljubavi i mržnji, ljubomori i prevari. Čitaoci i kritičari „Rebeku“ često porede sa „Džejn Ejr“ Šarlot Bronte. Prije nego što je Alfred Hičkok po ovom romanu snimio film, Orson Vels napravio je njegovu radio-dramatizaciju. (Translation)El País (Spain) quotes the film director Guillermo Del Toro who is working on a new musical project based on Pinocchio for Netflix:
Guillermo del Toro tiene una interesante lista de proyectos que querría hacer y, de momento, no ha podido. Uno de ellos lleva siete años en el cajón de deseos: su versión del Pinocho de Carlo Collodi. Y por fin lo va a poder hacer. "En mi vida hay quizá cinco clásicos de la literatura que siempre me han obsesionado: Frankenstein, Pinocho, El conde de Monte Cristo, El hombre que ríe y Jane Eyre. Esta es una película muy importante para mí", cuenta el ganador del Oscar por La forma del agua a este periódico. (Álvaro P. Ruiz de Elvira) (Translation)Gnome Appreciation Society reviews Wuthering Heights; writer Cass Grafton chooses Jane Eyre as a favourite character on Susanna Bavin's blog. Which is the current read of Madison Diaz Author.