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Clark Blaise: Essays on His Works
Guernica Editions, Spring 2016
375 pages
Kindle (eBook)
ISBN13: 9781771831130
ISBN10: 1771831138
$11.95 Canada, $11.95 US

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This volume represents the first full-scale appreciation of Clark Blaise's writing in more than 25 years -- and the first comprehensive study of his now more than 20 books. Included are previously published essays by, among others, Robert Lecker, Alexander MacLeod, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, and the volume's editor, J.R. (Tim) Struthers, along with new essays by William Butt, Stephen Henighan, W.H. New, and Sandra Sabatini, as well as a brand-new autobiographical essay by Blaise himself. As important as these essays are for their insights into Blaise's works, they offer something more: a rich range of examples showing us how we, as readers and as writers, can come to understand much more intricately and to practise much more powerfully the art of the essay ourselves.
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.

Books by J.R. (Tim) Struthers

Alice Munro Country: Essays on Her Works I Alice Munro Everlasting: Essays on Her Works II Clark Blaise: Essays on His Works Clark Blaise: The Interviews