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ISBN: 9780889222205 | paperback / softback

$13.95 | 154 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889222205 | Rights: WORLD

bpNichol
What History Teaches
By Stephen Scobie

Scobie illuminates bpNichol’s relationship to Dadaism, contemporary French literary theory, and the writing of Gertrude Stein, and argues strongly for Nichol’s importance as a writer of fiction.

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  • Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of Fascism
  • Michael Ondaatje: Word, Image, Imagination
  • Margaret Atwood: A Feminist Poetics
  • George Bowering: Bright Circles of Colour

By Stephen Scobie

Born in Scotland, Stephen Scobie is a critic and a poet who won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1980 and the Prix Gabrielle Roy for Canadian Criticism in 1986. A founding editor of Longspoon Press, his literary criticism includes books on bpNichol, Leonard Cohen, Sheila Watson and Bob Dylan. His first book of poetry, Stone Poems, was published by Talonbooks in 1974. His critical work bpNichol: What History Teaches, published in 1984 is part of the Talonbooks New Canadian Criticism Series, edited by Frank Davey.

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