Great works of literature re-imagined in a Toronto winter

People trudge across a snow covered intersection at Dundas and Yonge Sts. on Feb. 7, 2018. Columnist Edward Keenan reimagines Toronto’s winter – with a little help. Temperatures double digits below zero start the week. Double-digit snowfall by midweek. The month kicked off with a groundhog predicting six more weeks of winter while hard experience tells Torontonians expect winter persist long beyond that. It is enough make one want hide the weather; to sleep, perchance to dream… of what literature might be like written the depths of February in Toronto. The Old Man and The Snow after Ernest Hemingway He was an old man who shovelled on a sidewalk in the blizzard and he had gone more than four hours now without finishing the walk… I cleared that snow that fell on my ground, he thought. And it was the biggest snowfall that I ever seen. And God knows that I seen big ones. It was too to last, he thought. The snow fell again and again. I wish it had a dream now and that I had never picked up that shovel and was […]

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