Author Archives: Bill

Two New Books

I am often asked, “Who is your favourite author?” I try to avoid a direct answer to this question because like the sultan in his harem I have “many favourites.” Yet I especially favour one prolific writer. Way back in … Continue reading

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Introducing Paul Beekman Taylor’s new book on G.I.Gurdjieff

I am the contributor of the Foreword to this new work of scholarship, written by the Geneva-based historian and biographer Paul Beekman Taylor, published by Eureka Editions of Utrecht, The Netherlands. The text of the Foreword may also be read … Continue reading

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Three tributes

JRC was chosen by University College, University of Toronto, as one of 100 “Alumni of Influence” 2012. JRC was chosen by the Humanist Association of Toronto to be “Humanist of the Year” in 2008. JRC was chosen by the University … Continue reading

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Sax Rohmer Lives!

I am currently preparing for publication two books by Sax Rohmer, the creator of Dr. Fu Manchu. The first is a collection of the British author’s “Crime Magnet” mystery stories, never before assembled. The second is “Pipe Dreams,” a compilation … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading

The poetry readings that I give these days are few and far between. But when I do give a recital – as I did as part of the Wordstock Festival in Collingwood, Ont., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 – I focus … Continue reading

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Latest Review

I used to review a lot of Canadiana, but lately I have focused on other writing. Yet I did succumb to a dedicated and talented editor’s blandishments to write a long, comprehensive review of Peter C. Newman’s twin volumes called Heroes and Mavericks published … Continue reading

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