To cure disease has often been the work of doctors nurses or priests and those
called to those professions are always in the papers about their successes and
failures in respect of human life. My chosen career path was Literature not
Medicine or Religion so I was told by these great men and women of Medicine and the Arts ................
A long time ago I did a correspondence course at home when I was working at
IBM in the UK from 1974/78 and because of the nature of it I was requested
to go to York University .. I lived down South so I caught train to London and went
north to York University ... I was sufficiently pleased with the surroundings to do a walk about and take the air in the area of York and its magnificent cathedral .. it was
literally mind blowing.
The course was interesting in as much as it was literature based and a special
famourite of York University''s Academic Team was Germinal by Emile Zola ... I had
studied French Culture from 3 years old to 17 years old and packed it away in the loft up stairs to stay there forever in memory of my teachers and parents... but York University dug it up ... and I spent a pleasant few days discussing, reading, writing about
French Literature i.e. Germinal by Emile Zola ...and scored 100 per cent and the
classic first in this specialist field.
I still remember with affection the joyous nature of success at that score in French Literature in French and the hard work I put into translation ... but it was brought back to me with great vigour last week at the Poetry Cafe by Ely himself born in France and French! I struck lucky there I guess as I dug up my York University One week correspondence course and we hit it off a treat.
Wonderful historical reflections seen at York University .. 1974-78........excellent stuff and excellent French Literature ...