Join the Revolution, Comrade: Journeys and Essays by Charles ForanJoin the Revolution, Comrade: Journeys and Essays by Charles Foran

Join the Revolution, Comrade: Journeys and Essays

byCharles Foran

Paperback | April 21, 2011

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In Join the Revolution, Comrade, Charles Foran brings to the essay form the same restlessness and originality that mark his novels and non-fiction. Foran visits places in Vietnam that have been 'colonized' by western war films, talks to Shanghai residents about their colossal city and commiserates with the people of Bali about the effects of terrorist bombs on their island. In Beijing he looks up old friends he had known back in 1989 during the days before and after the June 4th massacre. "Join the revolution, Comrade," a friend had loved to say, quoting a line from a Bertolucci film. Foran also 'encounters' Miguel de Cervantes, the Buddha of Compassion, and the pumped-up American Tom Wolfe. He maps the geography of Canadian literature and pinpoints the 'inner-Newfoundland' of Wayne Johnston. He defends the novel against those who would tame it and uses an ancient Chinese philosopher to explain how one imagination -- his own-- works. Whether exploring the waterways of Thailand or the streets of his childhood in suburban Toronto, meditating on raising children in post-9/11 Asia or the music of good prose, Charles Foran's writing is fresh, alert, and free of convention.
Charles Foran is the author of seven books. He lives with his family in Peterborough, Ontario.
Title:Join the Revolution, Comrade: Journeys and EssaysFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8.78 × 5.8 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:8.78 × 5.8 × 0.55 inPublished:April 21, 2011Publisher:BiblioasisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897231415

ISBN - 13:9781897231418