So stay stuck there, for you are rightly punished, And guard with care the money wrongly gained That made you stand courageous against Charles And were it not for the reverence I have For those highest of all keys that you once held In the happy life—if this did not restrain
I am very excited for the opportunity to lead studies with the London Literary Salon and to be part of the Salon community. My wife Johanna and I relocated to England this past spring from Chicago, where I have been leading Salon-style Great Books discussions for the last two decades.
From the madness of the final days of courses to the shift towards travel and pause of the summer days, moments of time shape and shift even as I try to hold them—wanting the possibilities of summer expansion to always be anticipated—not past. I hear the echo of Gatsby’s ever-receding
July 5th, 2016 Whoosh—where did June go? And more importantly, where did this beautiful country go? Since June 23rd, I have struggled (as many have) to continue with the rhythms of regular life in the face of the waves of political madness and social upheaval. We are tempted to
This is still in progress– feedback is most welcome!! In a time when hope needs to be kindled, turning to significant literature may be a salve– certainly this is a way out of the narrowness of our own experience…. All studies unless otherwise stated start week of 19
London Literary Salon exclusive 21st June 2016 7-9 PM at The Pineapple Pub RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place…. We will be continuing to celebrate Bloomsday with a launch of the Joyce-themed novel by Annabel Abbs exploring the story of Lucia Joyce. Annabel and I will d
“Faulkner tackles complex and universal human questions through mesmerising and unforgettable characters. The brilliance of this book emerges in the Salon study group, where you have the liberty to dive deeply into Faulkner’s work, question and discuss with others. Not many nov
The trouble with the BIG life moments is that when I attempt to capture & contain them in language, I hear my own clichés rolling out like chicks and bunnies at Easter. Knowing this doesn’t stop me—although I have in my head Proust’s disgust at the weakness of language re-played—t
Hamlet Intensive April 26th— One Meeting study of the extraordinary play in honour of Shakespeare’s 400 year anniversary “What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel
Antigone Salon Intensive April 2nd 5:30-10 PM Transcendentalists Intensive April 3rd 4-9 PM After the joy and exuberance of our February studies, I am so pleased to be able to return for more digging in the realm of language and ideas with the shimmering Paris Salonistas.