Reflections on the Beloved Salon

We so appreciate feedback about the Salon experience! Thanks to Ethan for this… Beloved Literary Salon  June 2020 By Ethan Brooks The silver lining in a sudden need to avoid unnecessary contact with other people is that there has been a collective realization of...

‘The Plot Against America’ comes back to haunt me

Sue Fox is a Salon member who has added her good mind and passionate reading  to studies on Invisible Man, Hamlet, Faulkner– just to name a few….this article first appeared in the on-line magazine JewThink. Thanks to Sue for letting us publish here as...

Rejoice in Joyce: Toby’s article in the Camden New Journal

Toby wrote an article for the Camden New Journal advocating for (what else?) the joy of Big Reads: Full article may be found here: http://camdennewjournal.com/article/review-book-club-take-time-to-rejoice-in-joyce “Does it help to know that others before us have...

Why Read Ulysses??

Than there is the writing: to grapple with the words and linguistic pyrotechnics of James Joyce—to enter into his exploration of the body, mind and street-life, to sit in awe of his allusions, musicality, interweaving structures and thematic developments is to expand...

Commenting on Virginia Woolf’s The Pargiters–Feminism in Fiction

“But Virginia Woolf wanted us to take a closer look than this at masculine power and control; to analyse with greater precision some tacit manifestations of sexual polarization and to examine their effects on young women in England in 1880. So we are moved into the...

Nuala’s Wake

In honour of Nuala Flynn 1954-2019 A group of Salonista have been pursuing- dancing in– traversing Finnegans Wake since September 2017. Nuala Flynn joined us part way in– and brought with her a passion for dream scapes, Brigid, the Tuatha Dé Danann, the...

Nicole describes the Ulysses Salon on Bookstoker

Spend the Winter tackling Ulysses with Toby Brothers and The London Literary Salon By Nicole Hubbard (published on Bookstoker) After a chance conversation with a friend about life after 50, she casually mentioned that each year she had taken on a new project outside...

Seven Ways to Get the Most out of Proust by Marcy Kahan

Marcy Kahan is a member of the 3rd Proust cycle in the LLS; she will be facilitating a course on Nabokov later this autumn… Seven ways to get the most out of Proust Feeling excited at the prospect of Radio 4’s Proust Marathon – the new 10-hour dramatisation of...

August 2018 reflections

August Reflections 2018 In the midst of summer’s heat, thoughts soften and grow fluid. One of the gifts of these…

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