Properties of Things, The

By (author): David Solway

The Properties of Things continues David Solway’s explorations in the realm of fictive translation, this time that of the obscure thirteenth century scholar Bartolomaeus Anglicus. The result is a poetic alphabetary, ranging from the bawdy to the sublime. David Solway has been called “an internationalist of the imagination.” More importantly, Solway remains one of the country’s most brilliant and inventive poets, his work rich in illusion, music and metaphor.


David Solway

David Solway is the author of many books of poetry including Modern Marriage, which received the QSPELL Prize for Poetry; Franklin’s Passage, winner of Le Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal and Reaching for Clear, awarded the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. Among his prose publications, Education Lost won the QSPELL Prize for Nonfiction and Random Walks was a finalist for Le Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal. A French translation of his writings on education, Le bon prof, was awarded Le Prix Spirale. He has also published several volumes on political subjects, of which The Big Lie: On Terror, Antisemitism, and Identity was a Canadian best-seller.


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72 Pages
7.80in * 5.30in * .25in


April 21, 2011





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