Hello, as you know, we shall be starting our year with a close reading of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg Ohio. To help you understand why we chose this writer, you might like to hear what contemporary novelist Tom Perrotta had to say about him ten years ago.
To whet your appetites for our forthcoming trip, where’s a sneak peek (or should I say eavesdrop) into the music for the production of Twelfth Night we shall be attending… http://[soundcloud url= »https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/322737193″ params= »color=c7d301″ width= »100% » height= »166″ iframe= »true » /] Do not forget that « these boots are made for walking », so bring along comfortable shoes, I have planned […]
Next week, the Marathon d’avril will celebrate Irish literature. I know you will be in the home stretch of the revision period, but 2 events drew my attention, and I think it might be worth your while attending at least one of them : Une bibliothèque irlandaise, mercredi 6 avril 2016, à 16h30 Médiathèque José […]
Facebook does have its uses, as it is through this means that I was alerted about the completion of a whale of a project : the audio recording of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick by a roster of big names in the Anglo-American cultural sphere, starting with Tilda Swinton for chapter one. The beauty of this […]
Portrait by Anne Estelle Rice, painted in Cornwall in 1918: offered to the National Portrait Gallery in 1932, the trustees rejected it and it was bought by the National Art Gallery of New Zealand in 1940. In 1999 a photograph of KM was hung in the NPG. Katherine Mansfield said to an old friend, sadly, at […]
I have chosen a passage from Jeanette Winterson’s Sexing the Cherry as our next translation. I thought it would be fitting to select a contemporary feminist writer as a counterpoint to our foray into Victorian feminism. I do hope you find Winterson’s work as enjoyable as I do, and next time you think you have […]