The Aquila Theater will present The Great Gatsby in Viterbo | Local News

Join Aquila Theater for their new theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” at 7:30 pm Thursday in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center’s Main Theater. Written in 1924, “The Great Gatsby” is a profound and honest portrayal of class, racism, and prejudice in American society. F. Scott Fitzgerald paints a vivid … Read more

He is a bad boy

A 1905 portrait of Emma Bovary and her daughter Berthe in Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary.”Composition by Alfred de Richemont. Illustrated by Charles Chessa. This article is adapted from “Frantumaglia,” a collection of writings and interviews by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein, out November 1 from Europa Editions. The middle pages were originally conceived as … Read more

Madame Bovary sues the film ‘I am not Madame Bovary’

A blockbuster that chronicled a rural Chinese woman’s struggle against injustice has sparked a legal challenge of its own. Expressing outrage, 60-year-old Pan Jinlian from China’s Guangdong province sued the director of “I Am Not Madame Bovary,” a film known in Chinese as “I Am Not Pan Jinlian.” In the 2016 satirical film directed by … Read more

Fighting Idealism: Dorothea Brooks, Mary Garth, and George Eliot’s Middlemarch

The novel gives us heroes and heroines who struggle to overcome all kinds of challenges, from medieval monsters to modern bankruptcy. And we are really accustomed not only to respect but to understand with these heroic images. (Direct hand signal: who is the reader Pride and criticism and thought, “I know how and mr. Collins”?) … Read more

Tessa Hadley in Longing Amid Lockdown

Posted by Berenice Bautista/AP/Shutterstock Your story “Coda” is about a middle-aged woman, Diane, who goes to live with her ninety-two-year-old mother, Margot, when COVID cancer. You spent some time with your elderly mother during her illness. Maybe the similarity ends there? It’s an almost impossible question to answer. It opens up the entire relationship between … Read more