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Timothy Quinlan
Resource and Learning Support Teacher in St Joseph's, Fairview, Dublin, Ireland.
Resource and Learning Support Teacher in St Joseph's, Fairview, Dublin, Ireland.
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Four More Books on Dostoevsky
Some More Books Dostoevsky-related In my last post
in this blog, I expressed rather passionately my virtual besottedness with
anything by or on Fyodor Dostoevsky. 
While on my midterm break I read the following four books, one by the
author and the other th...

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Four More Books on Dostoevsky
Some More Books Dostoevsky-related In my last post
in this blog, I expressed rather passionately my virtual besottedness with
anything by or on Fyodor Dostoevsky. 
While on my midterm break I read the following four books, one by the
author and the other th...

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Some Books by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Returning to Fyodor Dostoevsky Over my lifetime I have read
most, but not all, of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s books.  Here I will review seven of them which I have on my shelves and have read many times over the years. I was first introduced to his work by one of
m...

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Poems I Journey With 28
T.S. Eliot said in “Burnt
Norton,” the first poem in the sequence of poems called “Four Quartets,” that
“human kind cannot bear very much reality.” Reality here, I contend, can be
interpreted as all that wears us down as human beings as we try to negotiate
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Poems I Journey With 27
Sketch of John Keats As a
young student of English literature at college in the late seventies of the
last century when I was 19 or 20, I discovered the wonderful poems of John
Keats (1795 – 1821).  There was romance
written in the face of the young poet de...

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Three Books That Have Lifted My Shaken Spirits
We don’t turn to books simply
for knowledge. We pick them up for many reasons beyond the learning of new
facts or information: for entertainment, for sheer pleasure, for the aesthetics
of their production as a distinct artefact, for inspiration and also for...

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Poems I Journey With 26
The car I escaped uninjured from Life surely challenges us;
everyday brings one or other crisis. That is seemingly the way we grow and
mature. However, it is hard to see that from the depths of a problem or of a
tragedy or from any event that brings us face...

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Poems I Journey With 25
Introduction: Poems and characters
from Elizabethan Times 1 Shakespeare’s plays – written in
Elizabethan times, that epoch in English history marked by the reign of Queen Elizabeth
I (1558–1603, born 1533) – are highly popular and constantly studied and
rei...

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Poems I Journey With 23
Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh (or Ralegh)
was a most amazing man – a wonderfully alive, creative and swashbuckling
Elizabethan who was a soldier, a sailor, a land-owner, a courtier, an explorer as well as being a poet, a writer
and a historian. Agai...

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Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh (or Ralegh)
was a most amazing man – a wonderfully alive, creative and swashbuckling
Elizabethan who was a soldier, a sailor, a land-owner, a courtier, an explorer as well as being a poet, a writer
and a historian. Agai...
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