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A Gentleman of Pleasure: One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Memoirist, Translator, and Pornographer
     

A Gentleman of Pleasure: One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Memoirist, Translator, and Pornographer

by Brian Busby
 

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A Gentleman of Pleasure not only spans Glassco's life but delves into his background as a member of a once prominent and powerful Montreal family. In addition to Glassco's readily available work, Brian Busby draws on pseudonymous writings published as a McGill student as well as unpublished and previously unknown poems, letters, and journal entries to detail a

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A Gentleman of Pleasure not only spans Glassco's life but delves into his background as a member of a once prominent and powerful Montreal family. In addition to Glassco's readily available work, Brian Busby draws on pseudonymous writings published as a McGill student as well as unpublished and previously unknown poems, letters, and journal entries to detail a vibrant life while pulling back the curtain on Glassco's sexuality and unconventional tastes. In a lively account of a man given to deception, who took delight in hoaxes, Busby manages to substantiate many of the often unreliable statements Glassco made about his life and work. A Gentleman of Pleasure is a remarkable biography that captures the knowable truth about a fascinatingly complex and secretive man.

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"Original and richly detailed, A Gentleman of Pleasure gives John Glassco the audience he deserves." Andrew Lesk, University of Toronto

"Black-leather dandy, and elegant, martini-sipping beat, John Glassco was a one-man, literary underground. Impeccable in style and provocative in intent, his pornography is poetic, his poetry is arty, but all his writing has the precision and grace of bea

"In his own elegant prose and with a profound appreciation of his subject's life and work, Brian Busby introduces us to the life, the times, and the writings of a man who was not merely a gentleman of letters and pleasure but also a fabulist of the first

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773538184
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
03/14/2011
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Brian Busby is an independent scholar and the author of several books, including Character Parts: Who's Really Who in CanLit.

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