Books

When Atoms Collide

By Stan Persky | 2013 February 2

Stephen Greenblatt tells the story of a Renaissance book-hunter’s trip to the library. Stan Persky looks at Greenblatt’s “The Swerve” and the pushback from its critics.

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Bowering’s Pinboy

By Brian Fawcett | 2012 December 23

Brian Fawcett offers a review of George Bowering’s Pinboy

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“This is the Age of Aquarius. The candles will blow themselves out.”

By Stan Persky | 2012 July 3

Stan Persky reads a long biography of Richard Brautigan.

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Reading Stan Persky Reading the 21st Century

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2012 June 1

Norbert Ruebsaat files an appreciation of Stan Persky’s Reading the 21st Century.

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Megaballers: Charlotte Gill’s Eating Dirt

By John Harris | 2012 June 1

John Harris takes on Charlotte Gill’s award winning book on treeplanting. He thinks it’s pretty good, but better on forestry and treeplanting than on the treeplanters themselves.

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Terry Glavin’s Afghanistan, and ours, too.

By Brian Fawcett | 2012 April 6

Terry Glavin doesn’t see Afghanistan the way the mass media and the progressive left do. Brian Fawcett thinks he’s got it right, and that we’re all involved.

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Who Killed CanLit?

By John Harris | 2012 March 26

John Harris looks at the recent Canadian Notes and Queries issue on who killed CanLit, whether or not it’s really dead, and whether a bunch of comfortable white guys are positioned to determine its condition.

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The Love That Dared to Write Its Name

By Stan Persky | 2012 March 18

Stan Persky assesses Christopher Bram’s history of contemporary gay writing.

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Reading The Cat’s Table

By Brian Fawcett | 2012 March 16

Brian Fawcett offers a slightly different take on Michael Ondaatje’s new novel..

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The Castle of Toronto

By Stan Persky | 2012 February 26

Stan Persky goes on a Michael Ondaatje voyage.

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