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Talon is pleased to announce that this long-awaited book has arrived and is now available to order!
About the book:
Poet Charles Olson had many correspondents over the years, but Frances Boldereﬀ, a book designer and typographer, Joyce scholar, and single working mother, embodied a dynamic complexity of interlocutor, muse, Sybil, lover, critic, and amanuensis. Their early correspondence is captured in Charles Olson and Frances Boldereﬀ: A Modern Correspondence (Wesleyan University Press, 1999), which concludes with a crisis that amounted to a “completion” of one of the major phases of their relationship. After Completion: The Later Letters of Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff picks up the correspondence post-crisis, and consists of letters written between 1950 and 1969 – approximately 140 letters over a nineteen-year span. These letters are intense and sometimes explosive as Olson and Boldereﬀ try to maintain some continuity in their separateness. In these later letters, we also experience their magniﬁcent mutual embracing of Arthur Rimbaud.
About the editors:
After Completion was edited by Sharon Thesen and Ralph Maud. Sharon Thesen is the author of eight books of poetry and is a faculty member at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna. (Author Garry Thomas Morse wrote about Thesen’s contributions to Canadian Literature for Meta-Talon and more recently, about her poetry, for Jacket2.) Ralph Maud is a recognized Olson scholar and editor of collections by Dylan Thomas. He is also the author of numerous books on the translation process in ethnographical writing.
Our little end-of-year present to you is a miniature from M.A.C. Farrant’s delightful collection of very short stories, The World Afloat. Happy Holidays from Talonbooks!
Our Spiritual Lives
We’ve seen stains on tea towels that look like Jesus Christ’s face so we know he exists. And we know that dried seaweed can save the Douglas fir from extinction so we hang dried seaweed from the tree’s branches.Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Meta-Talon
A finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, In a World Created by a Drunken God has been in steady demand since it was first published 11 years ago. From 2006 until the end of 2017, In a World Created by a Drunken God was in print with its original cover, which showed moving boxes and a flip phone. Now, Talonbooks has reprinted In a World Created by a Drunken God for the fourth time, and it wears a dynamic, new cover …Tuesday September 26, 2017 in Meta-Talon
From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice. Leading Aboriginal author Tomson Highway surveys the first wave of Native writers published in Canada, highlighting the most gifted authors and the best stories they have told, offering non-Native readers access to reconciliation and understanding, and at the same time engendering among Native readers pride in a stellar body of work. On Meta-Talon, read a selection from Highway’s prologue.Thursday August 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.