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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
David McFadden has set for himself, in this sequence of one hundred poems, a task both breathtaking in its scope and stunning in its accomplishment. By echoing with his gypsy guitar the troubadour tradition of the Languedoc, the great sonnet sequences of Petrarch and Shakespeare, the redefinitions of beauty and truth of the romantics, and the distractions and fragments of the post-moderns, he has created a celebration of the beloved in which recognition, intelligence and wit illuminate each sentimental, awkward, humorous, everyday moment. The elements of romance and betrayal in these poems shine through the darkness of their passion with a lucid, conscious attentiveness seldom seen since the great renaissance poets.
ISBN 13: 9780889222502 | ISBN 10: 889222509
7 W x 11 H x 0.4 D inches | 112 pages
$18.95 CAN / $14.95 US
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
Finalist for the 1988 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry
About the ContributorsDavid W. McFadden
David W. McFadden began his writing career as a journalist, and is the author of numerous volumes of non-fiction, fiction and poetry, including Gypsy Guitar (1987), which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award in 1988, There’ll Be Another (1995), and the third volume in his Terrafina Trilogy, Five Star Planet (2002). In 2013, McFadden won Canada’s most prestigious award for poetry, the Griffin Poetry Prize.
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