It was by happenstance that I picked up a copy of Paul Auster’s latest novel 4321 (2017) a couple of weeks ago at a McGill University “take a book leave a book” site. As expected from Paul Auster, the novel is hilarious, genius, meta and highly readable. But what was unexpected was that I found myself reading a re-imagined version of Ulysses.
By the time New Year arrives you are bound to feel food fatigue — both in the making of, and the eating of… the thought of another heavy dessert is intolerable. So, lets consider a posset – light and delicious and so easy to make it’s ridiculous.
The quest to understand Joyce’s Ulysses continues! And our new year’s resolution: to start our own weekly reading of the great novel at Hurley’s. All we need is a great leader. Could it be you? Email us at email@example.com if you’re interested in leading the group.
Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College, Dublin addresses the challenge of how we choose to remember an event that has been called everything from an unfortunate tragedy to mass murder.
When it was first published in 1836, The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk caused a literary and religious storm in Montreal, and abroad. Why? Because the book was purported to be a real account of a young woman’s trials as an ‘inmate’ of Montreal’s Hôtel Dieu nunnery.
If I could summarise my perception of Yvonne’s life in a couple of words I would say “Absolute Contentment”.
Yvonne was born in the Diamond Mecca town of Kimberley in South Africa, and grew up in the suburbs of Johannesburg with her parents Archibald and Susan Ann, and 3 elder brothers Ronnie, Dave and Alby.