Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Things I Learned from my Dad—III

A Love of Reading

~ My Dad instilled in me a love of reading. No surprise for a professor I suppose.

Book on Chaucer by John Leyerle
His life's work included all things medieval, including literature: Chaucer, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. As its Director for 10 formative years he built the internationally renowned Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.

What is surprising perhaps is how much I enjoyed medieval literature as bedtime stories from a young age. Especially the Green Knight's beheading game.

Thank you Dad.

John Frank Leyerle
11/18/26 - 8/2/06

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