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

Hardcover | March 14, 2011

byBrian Busby

not yet rated|write a review
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Glassco's readily available work, Brian Busby draws on pseudonymous writings published as a McGill student as well as unpublished and previously unknown poems, letters, and journal entries to detail a vibrant life while pulling back the curtain on Glassco's sexuality and unconventional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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$39.95

Ships within 1-2 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

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Glassco's readily available work, Brian Busby draws on pseudonymous writings published as a McGill student as well as unpublished and previously unknown poems, letters, and jo...

Brian Busby is an independent scholar and the author of several books, including Character Parts: Who's Really Who in CanLit.

other books by Brian Busby

The Dusty Bookcase: A Journey Through Canadas Forgotten, Neglected and Suppressed Writing
The Dusty Bookcase: A Journey Through Canadas Forgotten...

Paperback|Jul 1 2017

$20.42 online$22.95list price(save 11%)
The Voyageur Classic Canadian Fiction 7-Book Bundle: All Else Is Folly / Pauline Johnson / The Town…
The Voyageur Classic Canadian Fiction 7-Book Bundle: Al...

Kobo ebook|Jun 13 2014

$34.69 online$44.99list price(save 22%)
see all books by Brian Busby
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 14, 2011Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0773538186

ISBN - 13:9780773538184

Look for similar items by category:

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

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"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