Archive for January, 2015

Blog #164: Grimm readings of Anna Karenina and To the Lighthouse (Blog 4 of several plus 1)

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers “The great change is that she brought back with her the shadow of Alexey Vronsky,” said the ambassador’s wife. “Well, what of it? There’s a fable of Grimm’s about a man without a shadow, a man who’s lost his shadow. And that’s his punishment for something. [...]

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Blog #163: Henry James and Virginia Woolf: A Poem

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Thanks to Berfrois I am now a published poet. Not only have they published “Toad Trashing,” they’ve short listed me for their poetry competition. This poetic triumph, trivial as it may seem to some, now inspires me to post a poem I recently wrote for my [...]

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Blog #162: Informational Post and a little more Shelley in To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Berfrois has now published the second segment of “Names, Texts, and WWI in To the Lighthouse.” To view go to: “Names, Texts and WWI in “To the Lighthouse.” Another stimulating MLA talk was by Mary Ann Caws. She talked about Virginia’s suggestive use of poetry, the [...]

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Blog #161: Informational post and thoughts about Laura Stephen

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Berfrois has just published the first segment of an essay cobbled together out of previous blog fragments. To view “Names, texts, and WWI in To the Lighthouse, go to: http://www.berfrois.com/2015/01/andre-gerard-names-texts-wwi-in-to-the-lighthouse/ A thought arising out of Woolf presentations at the Vancouver MLA conference: for me, the most [...]

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Blog #160: Anna Karenina and To the Lighthouse (blog 3 of several plus 1)

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Life dominates Tolstoi as the soul dominates Dostoevsky. There is always at the centre of all the brilliant and flashing petals of the flower this scorpion, “Why live?” There is always at the centre of the book some Olenin, or Pierre, or Levin who gathers into [...]

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Blog #159: Anna Karenina and To the Lighthouse (blog 2 of several)

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers The dinner was as choice as the china, in which Stepan Arkadyevitch was a connoisseur. The soupe Marie–Louise was a splendid success; the tiny pies eaten with it melted in the mouth and were irreproachable. The two footmen and Matvey, in white cravats, did their duty [...]

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