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.

13 June 2012

Hector de Saint-Denys-Garneau: cent ans

Hector de Saint-Denys-Garneau
13 June 1912 - 24 October 1943

I’m reading Garneau’s Journal now. This is, as you say, a unique thing in this country. He seems to have been like one of those mediaeval prodigies who developed almost overnight: poetry, metaphysics, art, nature, music, politics – he is brilliantly at home in all of them: only his sense of guilt and forlornness, his despair, are all too modern, and give him an astonishing depth. 
— John Glassco, letter to F.R. Scott,  28 November 1957

The Journal of Saint-Denys-Garneau
McClelland & Stewart, 1962

Complete Poems of of Saint-Denys-Garneau
Oberon, 1975

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