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.

22 November 2011

The Last of the Elegant 'Decadent Esthetes'

A gift from poet Stephen Morrissey, these Glassco related clippings from more than three decades past. Included is the man's Gazette obituary:

07 November 2011

Daniel Francis in Geist

How do you write an accurate life of someone who lied for the fun of it? Busby is assiduous in tracking down the facts but sometimes he has to acknowledge that they do not carry him all the way to the truth. Never mind. A Gentleman of Pleasure is a thorough and thoroughly entertaining study of Canada's foremost literary charlatan and it is only appropriate if the reader is sometimes left wondering what's the truth and what's just truthiness.
Historian Daniel Francis in the latest issue of Geist.

01 November 2011

Yuya Kiuchi in Choice

No other work matches this one for comprehensiveness: Busby's research is meticulous and impressive, and he provides valuable, often corrective, information abut Glassco.
Professor Yuya Kiuchi in the most recent issue of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. "Recommended."