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Joe Wright is a master of bringing a cohesive, deft magic to updated versions of old stories (Pride and Prejudice anyone), so I’m excited for this. Stars Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara, Garrett Headland and Levi Miller.
“Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep; so deep, indeed, that no cable could fathom it: many church steeples, piled one upon another, would not reach from the ground beneath to the surface of the water above. There dwell the Sea King and his subjects. We must not imagine that there is nothing at the bottom of the sea but bare yellow sand. No, indeed; the most singular flowers and plants grow there; the leaves and stems of which are so pliant, that the slightest agitation of the water causes them to stir as if they had life. Fishes, both large and small, glide between the branches, as birds fly among the trees here upon land. In the deepest spot of all, stands the castle of the Sea King. Its walls are built of coral, and the long, gothic windows are of the clearest amber. The roof is formed of shells, that open and close as the water flows over them. Their appearance is very beautiful, for in each lies a glittering pearl, which would be fit for the diadem of a queen.”
Amazon Launches Imprint for Literary Fiction, via Mashable. “After launching imprints for lower brow (and frequently, better-selling) genres like fantasy and sci-fi, mysteries and thrillers, and romance, Amazon’s Publishing Group is establishing a seventh imprint for literary fiction, called Little A.”
A gorgeous set of Peter & Wendy/ Eleven & Amy parallels, in GIF form via Mary on Tumblr. They are completely magical.
The Huge Cost of India’s Discrimination Against Women, via The Atlantic
“Imagine a country where the most powerful political figure, two billionaires , three of the most dominant regional politicians, several prominent CEOs, and half of local government representatives are women. Now imagine that, in that same country, one-third of adult women are illiterate, spousal rape is not illegal, and sex-selective abortion and female infanticide are still widely practiced.”