Absalom, Absalo...



    Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

    Sep 08, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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    In Search of Lo...

    Sep 10, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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    ULYSSES 2015

    Jan 21, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Literary Musings


September Salons update August 2014

September Salons update August 2014

August 20th, 2014

Register now for September Salons-- spaces available in Absalom, Absalom! and in the afternoon stud[...]

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Audio: Why study Ulysses?

July 22nd, 2014

Toby Brothers talks about why we should study Ulysses and we hear a discussion about chapter Nausica[...]

Technical Difficulties

Technical Difficulties

July 22nd, 2014

Any given moment--no matter how casual, how ordinary--is poised, full of gaping life... [...]

RSS Poem a day

  • Poem of the Day: Self-Portrait, 1969
    He's still young—; thirty, but looks younger— or does he? . . . In the eyes and cheeks, tonight, turning in the mirror, he saw his mother,— puffy; angry; bewildered . . . Many nights now, when he stares there, he gets angry:— something unfulfilled there, something dead to what he once thought he surely could be— Now, just the glamour of habits . . .    
    Frank Bidart

Quote of the day

  • A novel is not an allegory…. It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don’t enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won’t be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel. This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing. Azar Nafisi
    Reading Lolita in Tehran


Coming Salons

September Salons update August 2014

By: Litsalon

August 20, 2014


Register now for September Salons-- spaces available in Absalom, Absalom! and in the afternoon study of Proust's The Way by Swann's -- evening study is FULL... More...

September forwards 2014: Proust, Faulkner, Durrell, Woolf

By: Litsalon

July 22, 2014


STARTING IN SEPTEMBER In Search of Lost Time Vol. I by Marcel Proust 8 weeks £120 meeting times offered: Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday evenings (starting week of Sept. 8th) Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner 4 w More...

Salon feedback

Reflections on Moby Dick Salon from Lizzie Harwood, Paris Salon Participant & Writer

By: Litsalon

March 17, 2014


Lizzie is a writer and Paris Salonista-- she perfectly sums up the expereince of being in the belly of the Whale in last weekend's lively study...check out her blog on writing, living and life's interruptions: http://lizzieharwood.com/2013/03/29/readthewh... More...

Salon Review by Salonista

By: Litsalon

January 20, 2014


By far the most thrilling reading experiences of my life have centred in Kentish Town, in a cosy sitting room in the home of Toby Brothers, the gifted director of the London Literary Salons. Each of the books we read was... More...

Salon participants describe the Salon

By: Litsalon

October 16, 2013


The meetings are immensely productive - thanks as ever for steering them so deftly and for drawing the best out of everyone.
London Ulysses, So... More...

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