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The Quiet War: Virginia Woolf, Claudia Rankine, and the Fine Line between Resistance and Resignation

Virginia Woolf/Through the Looking Glass #1 by Christiaan Tonnis

[Editor’s note: We at Classical Pursuits are excited to welcome back John Riley to Toronto in July 2018. In 2017, John led a seminar on the nature of knowledge. His upcoming seminar, Listening to the Voices of Resistance, has its roots in John’s experience of growing up in the American South […]

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GUEST BLOG — Why We Discuss?

GUEST BLOG — Why We Discuss?

I’ve spent the better part of my professional life encouraging people to talk about books, and not just any books, great books. It turns out that these great books are often times difficult books too. Occasionally I get the prickly questions: Why would a bunch of equally ignorant people even […]

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CONVIVIUM = “sharing life together” = Toronto Pursuits 2011

CONVIVIUM = “sharing life together” = Toronto Pursuits 2011

CONVIVIUM – convĭ’vĭ um In Latin, it literally means “sharing life together.” Convivium has  come to refer to a banquet with emphasis on richly prepared and novel food, the partaking of which was a pleasure – a conviviality – which would be accompanied by a generous flow of wines. A […]

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CLASSICAL TRIVIA! Lost in Generation

CLASSICAL TRIVIA! Lost in Generation

  Do you text? Have you even heard  “to text’ used as a verb?  I confess that I find this emerging language both undecipherable and unpleasing. A typical text exchange: JW U ZZZ IWYWH G2G? W/E GAL Translation: “Just wondering how you are.” “ Bored and tired.” “I wonder whether […]

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Did you know Virginia Woolf was a knitter?

I was sent this article by my assistant, Eva Elo, who, like Virginia Woolf, is a knitter. It comes from an online knitting magazine, Knitting Daily. I pass it along to all those who are knitters and/or fans of Virginia Woolf. It now seems natural that Woolf, who was always […]

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