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Phone: 416-782-6853 (voice)
Email for John Email for Ruth
Mailing address: 42 Dell Park Avenue, Toronto,
ON, Canada M6B 2T6.
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Contents The site lists more than two hundred books, from the earliest to the latest, and it identifies those titles that are still in print. [Total of all books in July 1, 2016: 231 titles.] Those books should be ordered directly from their original publishers (including C&C). In addition to lists of books, there are essays on various topics. Check the Subjects of Interest category with its drop-down menus. Also check the Blog where I explain what I am currently doing.
Online Poetry The texts of six of JRC’s poems appear online in the immense website known as “Representative Poetry” hosted by the University of Toronto Library. This link will take you to them. These are earlier poems composed by JRC.
Notebook Six: Occasional Writings
Notebook Six: Occasional Writings consists of those 500 prose texts that were not included in The Notebooks of John Robert Colombo, the general title of the uniform set of five volumes issued in the Summer of 2018 that collected Colombo’s blogs, blurbs, interviews, questions and answers, notations, essays, récits, letters, literary materials, etc. These were composed between 1957 and 2020.
The present volume, being issued in 2023, exceeds 200,000 words in length, and includes texts that were over overlooked in the original selection process or were more recently completed.
“To call John Robert prolific would be a serious understatement.”
– Moses Znaimer, broadcaster and host, introducing JRC’s 2002 ideaCity address titled “Talking Canada and Why We Should Preserve Our Heritage of Eloquence and Wisdom.”