The dusty bookcase : a journey through Canada's forgotten, neglected and suppressed writing /

"Largely drawn from his columns for Canadian Notes & Queries and entries in his popular blog by the same name, Brian Busby's The Dusty Bookcase explores the fascinating world of Canada's lesser-known literary efforts: works that suffered censorship, critical neglect, or brilliant...

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Author / Creator:Busby, Brian John, author.
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, [2017]
©2017
Description:364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:English
Subject:Canadian literature -- Miscellanea.
Literary curiosa.
Canadian literature -- History and criticism.
Books and reading -- Canada -- History.
Canadian literature -- Censorship.
Prohibited books -- Canada.
Censorship -- Canada -- History.
Books and reading.
Canadian literature.
Censorship.
Literary curiosa.
Canada.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Miscellanea.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11370110
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ISBN:9781771961684
1771961686
Notes:Issued also in electronic format.
Summary:"Largely drawn from his columns for Canadian Notes & Queries and entries in his popular blog by the same name, Brian Busby's The Dusty Bookcase explores the fascinating world of Canada's lesser-known literary efforts: works that suffered censorship, critical neglect, or brilliant yet fleeting notoriety. These rare and quirky totems of Canadiana, collected over the last three decades, form a travel diary of sorts-yet one without maps. Covering more than 250 books, peppered with observations on the writing and publishing scenes, Busby's work explores our cultural past, questioning why certain works are celebrated and others ignored. Brilliantly illustrated with covers and ephemera related to the titles discussed, The Dusty Bookcase draws much needed attention to unknown writing worthy of our attention, and some of our acclaim."--
Other form:Busby, Brian John. Dusty bookcase.