Archive for January 31st, 2013

A crucial moment in all 6 S&S films: Elinor (Nora, Camille Belle) and Marianne (Mary, Alexa Vega) told they are disinherited and must leave what was their home (From Prada to Nada 2010)

Dear friends and readers,

A quick note to say my blog-review of From Prada to Nada: Making A Case for Spanish-American Culture, has been revised to conform to scholarly citations and published in the Media Reviews of the British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies (BSECS).

From Prada to Nada, BSECS, Media Reviews

This was nearly a month ago and I know I should have announced it much sooner.

The matching still to the above: John (Gabriel Dominguez, Pablo Cruz) and Fanny (Olivia, April Bowlby) Dashwood inform the sisters, she callously, he ashamed

A more recent careful study of From Prada to Nada is showing me that the film-writer and director made an integral use of Lorca’s House of Bernardo Alba in the film, and it’s also a means on commenting on the repressed sexuality of Austen’s S&S. There are several musical intertextual allusions which links the movie to Spanish culture films and also comment on Austen’s book — about sexual awakening and disillusionment we recall.

I mean to read the play and report back.

This morning I learned of a recent good Portuguese (Brazilian) translation of Northanger Abbey:

Jane Lucia Ferreira Paiva, recomendo esta tradução de Lêdo Ivo que foi publicada pela Francisco Alves e é mais fácil de achar, veja a capa: http://bibliotecajaneausten.com/2010/01/a-abadia-de-northanger/Jane Lucia Ferreira Paiva, recommend this Lêdo Ivo translation which was published by Francisco Alves and is easier to find, see the cover: http://bibliotecajaneausten.com/2010/01/a-abadia-de-northanger/


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