Over the span of forty years, Professor Raphael Dorman OaLeary passionately imparted to his students his love of writing and English literature at the University of Kansas. When he died after a short illness in 1936, his personal effects were passed to several relatives until Dennis OaLeary, and his wife, Margaret, discovered his papers while restoring a family house. Amid Professor OaLearyas papers were two slim and battered booklets containing the colorful journal that he kept during his sabbatical in Oxford, England, from 1910 to 1911. The journal paints a vibrant picture of OaLearyas academic, social, political, and religious encounters in Oxford, England, as he and his family attempted to adjust to an alien world. Professor OaLeary portrays with humor and pathos his myriad encounters with professors, politicians, Rhodes scholars, shopkeepers, nurses, street urchins, and mummers while vividly describing the dreary climate, tea and dinner parties, football games, the marketplace, musty bookstores, Oxfordas slums, and the birth of his son in a rooming house bedroom. Notes from Oxford, 1910a1911 reveals a fascinating glimpse into the experiences of a revered English professor during his one-year sabbatical in Oxford, England.JosephPriestley (1733a1804), apolymath born in Yorkshire, publishedThe Rudimentsof English Grammar, Adapted to theUse ... Netherlands: LOT, 2011), accessed June14, 2014, http://www.lotpublications.nl/Documents/271_fulltext.pdf .pdf.
|Title||:||Notes from Oxford, 1910–1911|
|Author||:||Margaret R. O’Leary, MD|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2014-12-31|