A Gentleman of Pleasure: One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Memoirist, Translator, and Pornographer by Brian BusbyA Gentleman of Pleasure: One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Memoirist, Translator, and Pornographer by Brian Busby

A Gentleman of Pleasure: One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Memoirist, Translator, and Pornographer

byBrian Busby

Hardcover | March 14, 2011

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A Gentleman of Pleasure not only spans Glassco's life but delves into his background as a member of a once prominent and powerful Montreal family. In addition to Glassco's readily available work, Brian Busby draws on pseudonymous writings published as a McGill student as well as unpublished and previously unknown poems, letters, and journal entries to detail a vibrant life while pulling back the curtain on Glassco's sexuality and unconventional tastes. In a lively account of a man given to deception, who took delight in hoaxes, Busby manages to substantiate many of the often unreliable statements Glassco made about his life and work. A Gentleman of Pleasure is a remarkable biography that captures the knowable truth about a fascinatingly complex and secretive man.
Brian Busby is an independent scholar and the author of several books, including Character Parts: Who's Really Who in CanLit.
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Title:A Gentleman of Pleasure: One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Memoirist, Translator, and PornographerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 14, 2011Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773538186

ISBN - 13:9780773538184

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"In his own elegant prose and with a profound appreciation of his subject's life and work, Brian Busby introduces us to the life, the times, and the writings of a man who was not merely a gentleman of letters and pleasure but also a fabulist of the first