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The Essential John Glassco

Author : John Glassco
ISBN : 0889844429
Genre : Poetry
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Despite his reputation as Canada's dandy-poet and his approach to writing as `a challenge best overcome by panache', John Glassco's poems demonstrate a seemingly incongruous preoccupation with rural life and an intense interest in decline, dilapidation and despair. Plagued by chronic self-doubt and the fear of wasting literary effort, Glassco explored, through his poems, `graveyards minding their business', buildings `long in standing, longer still in falling', and the toil of `hope battered into habit, and a habit / Running to weariness'. The result is a selection of work that features syntactic daring, a somewhat anachronistic pleasure in constructedness and a compulsion to turn feelings of unsuitability into art. The Essential Poets Series presents the works of Canada's most celebrated poets in a package that is beautiful, accessible and affordable. The Essential John Glassco is the twenty-third volume in the increasingly popular series.
Category: Poetry
The Essential John Glassco
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Pages: 64
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Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-15 - Publisher: Porcupine's Quill

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