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Talon is pleased to announce that this long-awaited book is due to arrive from the press in late May! Pre-order yours today.
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.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked our staff to recommend favourite Talon books that they felt contributed to the advancement of women and to the feminist literary canon.Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Meta-Talon
By Carl Peters
On Meta-Talon today, please enjoy the full text of the presentation given by Carl Peters at the Modern Languages Association convention in New York City on January 7, 2018. This talk responds to the question posed in the MLA convention session Rhetoric in Post-Factual Times: how to perform textual analysis in a time when facts are no longer the marker of good argumentation. (Peters’s talk is also related to his work on Stein; Peters is recently the author of Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons.)Thursday December 21, 2017 in Meta-Talon
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 …
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