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Fiction Literary

Devious Dictionary, A

by (author) Robin Skelton

Ronsdale Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1991
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    Jan 1991
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In this collection of witty and trenchant aphorisms, Robin Skelton draws on the cynicism of La Rochefoucauld, the Aufklärung insights of Lichtenberg and the devillish wiles of Ambrose Bierce to provide Canada with its own Devious Dictionary. Once again, Skelton proves himself to be a wizard of language. Illustrated with Ludwig Zeller's art collages.

About the author

Poet, anthologist, editor, teacher, biographer, art and literary critic, historical writer, initiated witch and occultist, Robin Skelton came to Canada in 1963, the author of five collections of poetry and nine other books. He taught at the University of Victoria for almost thirty years, teaching in the Department of English and then in the Department of Creative Writing, of which he was the founding Chairman in 1973. In 1967, together with John Peter, he founded The Malahat Review. He published approximately 1 books. His publications with Beach Holme include Wrestling the Angel (1994) and his newest title One Leaf Shaking (1996). He passed away August 22, 1997 and will be greatly missed.

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