The Book Collector by Tim BowlingThe Book Collector by Tim Bowling

The Book Collector

byTim Bowling

Paperback | November 12, 2008

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From the salmon fishing grounds to the Special Collections library, from the vanishing rural world of pheasant hunting and canning along the banks of the Fraser River to the deck of the Titanic and the famous book collector's tragic fate, Tim Bowling's startling and powerful eighth collection of poems moves seamlessly between the riches of nature and the riches of art.
Tim Bowling has published numerous poetry collections, including Low Water Slack; Dying Scarlet (winner of the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry); Darkness and Silence (winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry); The Witness Ghost and The Memory Orchard (both nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award);...
Title:The Book CollectorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.25 inPublished:November 12, 2008Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712352

ISBN - 13:9780889712355

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Editorial Reviews

[Many of the poems] reflect on a past washed with the golden glow of remembrance ... and lament the inevitability of change and decay. There is a Dylan Thomas-like cast to many of these poignant, loping narratives, which remind us that Nothing Gold Can Stay: not wonder ... not times with parents, and not even, perhaps most devastatingly, a way of life and an ecosystem ...
--Janice Fiamengo, Journal of Canadian Poetry