I JUST re-read Wuthering Heights for the first time in possibly as many as 20 years, and I have to say that I appreciated much more this time. The first time, I was a teenager, and I just found Heathcliff and Cathy so unspeakably awful that I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. All that maundering about on the moor. This time around, I was struck by the complicated layering of narrative voices, the way everything Cathy and Heathcliff (and the subsequent generation) do is filtered through the eyes and voices of the people around them. It's so complex and rich and strange a story, I know understand how shocked people were that this emerged from the imagination of a small-town pastor's daughter. I absolutely loved it.
I wonder if Agatha Runcible from Vile Bodies was in part based on Brenda Dean Paul.
@deepomega Now you will think, what a sweet, preternaturally wise little boy, not creepy at all.
(I THINK SAM IS CREEPY THERE I SAID IT.)
MANDERLEY, not Manderly. Du Maurier, not George R. R. Martin.
I wasn't sure I would like this, but I really did! Thanks for posting.
Here is a working link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iumJn-ChyM&feature=share&list=UUizE-TcPd19XelJJcre2fDw
@smartastic And the kids are alright.
Ugh, I had a boyfriend once who had trouble with decibels.
Okay, kind of tangential, but once I helped organize an international conference on aging, and the conference centre simultaneously held a conference on anti-aging. We had African grandmother activists and academics who wanted to discuss Simone de Beauvoir, and sometimes they would get off on the wrong floor, and then when they finally showed up they looked SO CONFUSED.
It was just very funny and odd.
@keristars I suspect Bardem has a thing for ridiculous haircuts (No Country for Old Men).