Welcome to this cyberplace, set up as a space for news and reviews of A Gentleman of Pleasure and occasional jottings about John Glassco. Five years have now passed since publication, and I've moved on to other projects, but I'm leaving this up with the thought that those drawn to Glassco's writing will find something of interest.

15 September 2011

First Statement, Vol. 2, No. 12 (April-May 1945)

The "April & May 1945" number of influential Montreal little magazine First Statement. Irving Layton, A.M. Klein, Patrick Anderson, Ralph Gustafson, Miriam Waddington... amongst the lesser-known writers we find Wingate Taylor, "a farmer in the Eastern townships [sic] of Quebec." He's better remembered – though, in truth, he's barely remembered at all – as Graeme Taylor. His contribution, "The Horse-Stall", is taken from Brazenhead, an unpublished lost novel. The story marked Taylor's first appearance in print since his days in Montparnasse. It was also his last.

The same issue features a Glassco review of Gwethelyn Graham's Earth and High Heaven.

The fifteenth of thirty posts focussing on images not found in A Gentleman of Pleasure.
The entire series can be found here.
An expanded version of this piece has been cross-posted at The Dusty Bookcase.

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