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Welcome to Chirograph!

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Welcome to Chirograph, the blog of The Toronto Review of Books, and a destination for updates on TRB events and podcasts, as well as Q&As with persons of note, and shotgun reviews of books and events around town. Be in touch if you’d like to contribute. The word “chirograph” refers to something written by hand, but we’re open to all media, and are eager to publish...

TRB at Word on the Street

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The TRB is excited to be at Word on the Street in Toronto this Sunday! As their website will tell you: The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. On one extraordinary Sunday each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the...

David Lurie on Early Japanese Books

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On March 18, 2011, Columbia University Professor David Lurie spoke in the Toronto Centre for the Book lecture series at the University of Toronto on “Titles of the Current Realm: Script, Language, and the Earliest Japanese Bibliographies.” Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have...

Larson on Conversation

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University of Toronto English Professor Katherine R. Larson speaks in the Trinity Alumni Lecture Series on April 20th, 2011. Her talk is entitled “Conversation: A Declining Art?”
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