The Admen Move on Lhasa: Writing and Culture in a Virtual World

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Acclaimed fiction writer and poet Steven Heighton confronts our society's growing preference for the virtual -- in the media, in our modes of communication, in art, in war -- as opposed to the visceral.

In these essays Heighton explores ways of remaining authentically creative and passionately engaged with life in an increasingly artificial world.

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About the author (1997)

Steven Heighton is a critically acclaimed novelist and poet. His publications include the novelsAfterlands, aNew York Times Book ReviewEditors' Choice, andThe Shadow Boxer, a Canadian bestseller and aPublishers WeeklyBook of the Year; and the story collectionsFlight Paths of the EmperorandOn earth as it is. He has published four collections of poetry, includingStalin's Carnival, which won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for Poetry;The Ecstasy of Skeptics, which was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry;The Address Book; andPatient Frame. His fiction and poetry have been translated into nine languages, and have appeared in theLondon Review of Books,Poetry,Brick,The Independent, The Malahat Review, andThe Walrus. He has been the writer-in-residence at Concordia University; Massey College, University of Toronto; and McArthur College, Queen's University. He has also taught at the Summer Literary Seminars in St Petersburg, Russia. He is currently writer-in-residence at the University of Ottawa. He lives with his family in Kingston, Ontario.

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