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TODAY IN LITERATURE – Dirty Gerty

TODAY IN LITERATURE – Dirty Gerty

Bloom on the Beach was its usual enchanting self in Toronto, the customary clear, dry, sunny, breezy day. Falling on a Saturday did not seem be bring out more than the usual 50 or so regulars with several new faces. Perhaps the early start, 8:30am, keeps away some. Others may […]

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TODAY IN LITERATURE – ReJoyce! on Bloomsday, June 16

TODAY IN LITERATURE – ReJoyce! on Bloomsday, June 16

For many years now, I have celebrated Bloomsday with Mary Durkan in Toronto. Mary is the genius behind the wonderful events that take place each June 16. In fact, in 2005, Mary led a Classical Pursuits trip to Ireland to celebrate Bloomsday and several samples of the vast Irish literary […]

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TODAY IN LITERATURE – Homer, James Joyce and Louis Slotin?

TODAY IN LITERATURE – Homer, James Joyce and Louis Slotin?

Last Saturday, Nigel Beale a bibliophile from Ottawa, was in Toronto. We spent a pleasant afternoon browsing used bookstores in my neighbourhood. Over lunch, we naturally talked about what we are reading. Nigel ignited as he told me about Bloom, a slim volume of poetry by a young Canadian,  Michael […]

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