Words for Elephant Man by Kenneth ShermanWords for Elephant Man by Kenneth Sherman

Words for Elephant Man

byKenneth Sherman

Paperback | March 1, 2012

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Kenneth Sherman's collection Words for Elephant Man delves into the fascinating life of Joseph Merrick, the titular `Elephant Man' who came to prominence as a sideshow curiosity in England in the late nineteenth century. Sherman's spare, captivating verse gives a voice to Merrick's fraught and complex existence, and couples it with a genuine compassion quite distant from the chill of a gawking public.

Kenneth Sherman was born in Toronto in 1950. He has a BA from York University, where he studied with Eli Mandel and Irving Layton, and an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. While a student at York, Sherman co-founded and edited the literary journal Waves. From 1974--1975 he travelled extensively through Asia. He i...
Title:Words for Elephant ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.72 × 5.53 × 0.4 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889843503

ISBN - 13:9780889843509

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Editorial Reviews

`It is the weaving of anecdotal fragments and epiphanies that gives the voice authority here. We can believe the poet behind the mask ... Merrick's intelligence, humour, and grace come through in moments of astute analysis and celebratory faith.'