Rational Geomancy Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223004
Pages: 320
Pub. Date: February 15 1992
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / LAN005000

  • POETRY / Canadian
  • POETRY / General
  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / General
  • ART / Criticism & Theory
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • ART / History / General
  • HISTORY / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / LGBTQ+ / General
  • POETRY / Women Authors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
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Rational Geomancy
The Kids of the Book-Machine, The Collected Research Reports of the Toronto Research Group 1973-1982
By Steve McCaffery & bp Nichol

The Toronto Research Group was an eighteen-year collaboration and friendship between the late bpNichol and Steve McCaffery.

In addition to reports on translation; the book-as-machine; and the search for non-narrative prose; this collection includes an informative introduction by McCaffery; a report on performance; ‘Reading and Writing: The Toronto Research Game’; and much hitherto unpublished material. From scholasticism to pop-up books, the Book of Nature to comic strips, these frequently witty, often irreverent and methodically mischievous reports document a vital era, not only in the intellectual growth of two individuals, but in the history of critical collaboration in North America.

With a revised format, additional bibliography and profuse illustrations, this book will prove to be of inestimable value to anyone tracing the poetic archeology of the seventies in Anglophone Canada.