Canadian Literary Power

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NeWest Publishers, Jan 1, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 317 pages
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Frank Davey is both participant and witness in his provocative examination of the nature of literary power as a part of the nature of literary power as a part of general cultural and political relationships in contemporary and Anglophone Canada.

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About the author (1994)

Frank Davey has been pushing at expanding what poetry can do since helping launch Vancouver's Tish poetry newsletter in 1961 and publishing D-Day and After perceptively described by James Reaney as appearing to have been written by his typewriter in 1962. Along the way he has published more than thirty poetry books. His most recent publications are aka bpNichol, a biography of poet bpNichol, and the artist's book Spectres of London Ont. His books have included the ironically postcolonial The Abbotsford Guide to India (1986), winner of the 1987 Canadian Publishers Association Writers Choice Award, Postcard Translations (1988), described by Lynette Hunter as offering readers Oradically new ways not only of relating to national culture but of contributing to it and shaping it, ' and Bardy Google (2010), a flarf book that reviewer Vanessa Lent observes Oconstructs meaning in a way that has no connection to traditional human means of reasoning and storytelling.'

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