In the tradition of Kafka’s Parables and Paradoxes and The Book of Embraces by Eduardo Galeano, this collection of short essays and “alternative versions” is a vivid, perhaps even shocking, reminder that language, self, and reality are based on social consensus, an unspoken agreement to see the world in a particular, limited way. By breaking open these conventions, Colourless Green Ideas reveals the possibilities inherent in the human story. To “sleep furiously” is to dream. Once we know we are dreaming, we begin to consider the possibility of waking up.
About the Author
Mark Frutkin, who currently lives in Ottawa with his family, is an author by trade with an interest in the geography of the imagination. He has published a slew of poetry and prose, which have appeared in Canada, the USA, England, Russia, Poland, Holland, South Korea, Turkey and India. In 2007, his novel, Fabrizio’s Return, won the Trillium Award for Best Book in Ontario and the Sunburst Award. In 1988, his novel Atmospheres Apollinaire was short-listed for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction as well as the Trillium Award.