Monthly Archives: November 2011

Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table

Michael Ondaatje. The Cat’s Table (McClelland & Stewart 2011). Highly enjoyable, The Cat’s Table is a sort of Comedy of Manners cum Boy’s Own Adventure cum mystery, told mostly from the point of view of an eleven year old boy traveling … Continue reading

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Collaborative poetics: Beyond the Bother of Sunlight

Lewis LaCook & Sheila E Murphy. Beyond the Bother of Sunlight (BlazeVOX [books] 2011). Poetic collaborations make for interesting reading (& I speak as another collaborator with Sheila E Murphy): the actual form the collaboration takes makes demands on both … Continue reading

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Don Thompson demonstrates the definitely curious economics of contemporary art

Don Thompson. The $12 Million Stuffed Shark (Doubleday Canada 2008). This book, as thoroughly entertaining & as spiritually disheartening as Seven Days in the Art World, takes a much broader view of the high end art world & the economics … Continue reading

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