Singer, An Elegy

By George Fetherling

Singer, An Elegy
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'Singer, An Elegy' is a long poem memorializing the author's father and, equally, the now-obsolete industrial culture that shaped him. 'Singer, An Elegy' has rhetorical lightning flashes but aspires to much greater straightforwardness than Fetherling's previous poetry. " 'Singer, ... Read more


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'Singer, An Elegy' is a long poem memorializing the author's father and, equally, the now-obsolete industrial culture that shaped him. 'Singer, An Elegy' has rhetorical lightning flashes but aspires to much greater straightforwardness than Fetherling's previous poetry. " 'Singer, An Elegy' possesses all the fine qualities of Fetherling's prose and in many ways gives them their freest rein. Eloquent passages and striking phrases allow a wide experience and erudition to operate here with often startling appropriateness. " - The Globe & Mail

George Fetherling

George Fetherling is a novelist, poet and cultural commentator. The Montreal Gazette has described himas "a mercurial, liberal intelligence ... the kind of which English Canada has too short a supply." Xtra calledhim "something of a national literary treasure." He lives in Vancouver.

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