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“I Paint Because I Am”

Wheatfield with CrowsVan Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

I first met van Gogh when I was a 14-year-old bookworm devoted to exploring the richness of the local public library’s holdings. I had been making my way through the English literary canon and was already deeply committed to the written word when I found myself casually browsing through the […]

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See Naples with New Eyes

See Naples with New Eyes

[Editor’s note: Our first Naples departure is full! To reserve a place on our second departure, please call our travel partner Worldwide Quest at 1-800-387-1483. We hope you will join leader Nella Cotrupi on this unique literary adventure.] Buon giorno, I recently learned that Francesca Siniscalchi, who has established a […]

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU—Toronto Pursuits Leader Nella Cotrupi

GETTING TO KNOW YOU—Toronto Pursuits Leader Nella Cotrupi

Nella Cotrupi is a lawyer and educator whose work has focused on the social and ethical engagements of literature. She has led many seminars at Toronto Pursuits and Travel Pursuits to Sicily and Trieste/Croatia. This July, she is leading Migration and Metamorphosis in Nabokov’s Pnin and Hill’s The Book of […]

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Exile and Identity in Pnin and The Book of Negroes

Exile and Identity in Pnin and The Book of Negroes

A guest post by Nella Cotrupi The themes of human displacement and migration dominate our media today. The dramatic photos and headlines, like the ravaged lives they depict, are inescapable. In Canada, many community groups have sprouted up to focus on providing support and, in many cases, legal sponsorship to […]

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GUEST BLOG—Nella Cotrupi on Trieste and Tristezza

GUEST BLOG—Nella Cotrupi on Trieste and Tristezza

I flip pages of my memory like the pages of the many books we’ve read together. What do I come up with? The flotsam and jetsam of a world modern and yet defined by the ever-present layers of its past, its names, its words from many tongues, its wisdom, and […]

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GUEST POST — Seeking the Centre with Nella Cotrupi

GUEST POST — Seeking the Centre with Nella Cotrupi

Hello, I am really looking forward to our conversations about these important books and hope you are also getting fired up for the exchange. Chinua Achebe’s novel begins with a quote from Yeats that I will repeat here as it brings us immediately to what I suspect may turn out […]

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GUEST BLOG – Nella Cotrupi’s 5 reasons to choose Lucretius

GUEST BLOG – Nella Cotrupi’s 5 reasons to choose Lucretius

Here are Five of the Many Reasons Why You Should Take My Seminar on Lucretius and the Rediscovery of his Masterpiece, On the Nature of Things, as described in Greenblatt’s The SWERVE  –  How the World Became Modern: 1. Stephen Greenblatt is a very talented writer/storyteller and a courageous scholar […]

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