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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—The Sound of Memory in Orwell, Nabokov, and Styron with Melanie Blake

GUEST BLOG—The Sound of Memory in Orwell, Nabokov, and Styron with Melanie Blake

When Ann and I first discussed a seminar on literary memoir, featuring works by George Orwell, Vladimir Nabokov, and William Styron, I was intrigued by the opportunity to group such three different writers and books together in one week. I had read various novels by each author, and had read […]

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ANN’S MUSINGS — Vladimir Nabokov agrees with me that rereading is the best kind

ANN’S MUSINGS —  Vladimir Nabokov agrees with me that rereading is the best kind

My most pleasurable reading is invariably returning to a beloved novel, poem, essay, or story for another visit. It is then I often discover details or information or an exquisite turn of phrase that eluded me during an earlier encounter. Sometimes, it is an entirely different book – like reading Anna […]

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