The Dusty Bookcase: A Journey Through Canada's Forgotten, Neglected, and Suppressed Writing

August 15, 2017|
The Dusty Bookcase: A Journey Through Canada's Forgotten, Neglected, and Suppressed Writing by Brian Busby
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Brian Busby’s The Dusty Bookcase explores the fascinating world of Canada’s lesser-known literary history: 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—through books instead of maps. Covering over one hundred books, and peppered with observations on the Canadian writing and publishing scenes, Busby’s work explores our cultural past from a unique slant, questioning why certain works, rightfully or otherwise, are celebrated and others ignored.

Illustrated throughout with covers and ephemera, The Dusty Bookcase offers up a casual but nonetheless critical and entertaining exploration of Canada's suppressed, ignored, and forgotten literature, and in the process a curious examination of what we read, when we read it, and why.

Title:The Dusty Bookcase: A Journey Through Canada's Forgotten, Neglected, and Suppressed Writing
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 8.71 X 5.76 X 0.91 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 8.71 X 5.76 X 0.91 in
Published:August 15, 2017
Publisher:Biblioasis
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771961684

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