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Bruce Serafin lived and wrote beautifully about Vancouver until he died in June 2007. His first book, Colin's Big Thing, was published in 2004. A posthumus collection of essays, Stardust was published in October 2007 by New Star.

Days of Heaven – I

By Bruce Serafin / 2004 June 2
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Among the cowboy hills of Ashcroft, BC, Bruce Serafin reads Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West

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The Grave at Ashcroft – II

By Bruce Serafin / 2004 May 26
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Bruce Serafin concludes a chain of thought that started at the Glenbow Museum in 1990.

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The Grave at Ashcroft – I

By Bruce Serafin / 2004 May 20
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After a trip to the Glenbow Museum, Bruce Serafin is forced to reevaluate the world he grew up in.

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Long Tall Sally

By Bruce Serafin / 2004 May 12
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Bruce Serafin reads Don DeLillo’s masterpiece and wonders what a Canadian book of similar scope would sound like. (He has some ideas.)

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A Chest of Drawers – II

By Bruce Serafin / 2004 May 5
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Bruce Serafin concludes his celebration of Michel Tremblay

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A Chest of Drawers – I

By Bruce Serafin / 2004 April 28
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Bruce Serafin celebrates Quebec’s – and Canada’s – greatest writer

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Stardust

By Bruce Serafin / 2004 April 21
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Bruce Serafin remembers his crush on Leonard Cohen

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Wearing a Mask

By Bruce Serafin / 2004 April 14
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Bruce Serafin records his debt to a Parisian intellectual

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Our Racist Poet

By Bruce Serafin / 2004 April 7
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Bruce Serafin brings back`Habitant’ poet William Henry Drummond from the past, and discovers that he’s neither dead nor irrelevant

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