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Clark Blaise: Essays on His Works
Guernica Editions, Spring 2016
375 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771831116
ISBN10: 1771831111
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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This volume represents the first full-scale appreciation of Clark Blaise's writing in more than twenty-five years -- and the first comprehensive study of his now more than twenty highly accomplished books of fiction, autobiography, and nonfiction. Among the eighteen contributions are previously published essays by Margaret Atwood, Robert Lecker, Alexander MacLeod, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, and Ray Smith, along with new essays by Stephen Henighan, W.H. New, Sandra Sabatini, J.R. (Tim) Struthers, and, notably, Clark Blaise himself. As important as these essays are for their critical insights into Blaise's writing, they also open up exciting possibilities for understanding and creating essays as unique works of art.
For more than a half-century starting with the publication in 1962 of his first story, “A Fish Like a Buzzard,” Clark Blaise has presented readers with work after work infused with all he has learned from endless physical and mental travels, limitless reading, and extensive reflection on and teaching of literature, charging his writing with every iota of knowledge and feeling and imagination and craft he possesses.

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