Literature club, pun in English, has a pun
The New York Times has published a series of articles in its Saturday edition about the literary club that was established in 1874.
The paper’s editor, Scott Morrison, noted in the article that the group, which has now grown to be a full-fledged literary club, was originally based in the Victorian capital of Edinburgh, and that the pun in the title, “Poetry, pun, in literature,” is a reference to the city’s popular pun club.
Morrison noted that the literary clubs at the time were all located in the capital, and noted that, in its introduction to the group’s first book, “The Edinburgh Literary Club,” the newspaper said, “Its members are not bound to any particular profession or subject matter, but are free to explore and enjoy their own opinions and experiences.”
The Edinburgh literary club in 1873.
The paper’s author Scott Morrison says that the name is a nod to the Edinburgh literary society, which was founded in 1877 in Edinburgh and became the main literary society in the city.
“The pun is not a reference in the book to the club itself, but to the book itself,” Morrison wrote.
Morrisons book is titled, “A Novel by a Poet” and was published in June.
The Edinburgh literature club at the turn of the 19th century, according to the paper.
Morant also noted that at the club’s founding, members of the group had been known to “smile and laugh with delight at every new work, to be sure it was good, to give thanks to the creator and to praise him.”
“It was a place where the young and the old alike could share their ideas, and where the world was a safe place for them to be and where they could be free to live freely in a world where there was no fear of punishment or punishment by others,” Morrison told ABC News.
“It was the first place where writers and readers of all ages could gather to enjoy themselves.”
The group’s current president, Margaret Jones, told ABCNews.com that the club is a unique group and that it’s not only one of the oldest literary clubs in the world.
“The club has grown so large and so successful because it has been able to attract and retain its members and to have such a vibrant atmosphere,” Jones said.
“That is because we are all members of a literary club.”
The club is located in St. Stephen’s Green, a central part of the city, and it was founded by Edinburgh-born author Thomas Malthus.
Malthus, who died in 1785, wrote about the importance of free markets and the free flow of information in a paper called “The Principle of Population.”
“All men are endowed with certain inherent and inalienable rights, and the only right to a free state is to enjoy all the blessings and advantages of the commonwealth,” Malthes paper said.
“All that we have in the first instance, the fruits of our labors and the fruits we have produced, are our own.”