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Ground Works

Avant Garde for Thee

edited by Christian Bök, introduction by Margaret Atwood

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A surreal array of beautiful anomalies, Ground Works celebrates the innovators behind the unruly iconoclasm at work in Canada's best fiction. The idea for the anthology was Margaret Atwood's. She introduces Ground Works, and joins forces with avant-garde poet Christian Bok to collect the very best experimental fiction written in English between 1965 and 1985.

Sometime between the 1960s and 1980s Canadian society began unbuttoning itself, and our experimental writers helped loosen the threads. This anthology exhibits the first deep breaths.From Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers to John Riddell's Pope Leo El Elope (a tale that recounts a papal assassination, using only the letters E, L, O, and P) to the most radical ecriture feminine of Audrey Thomas and Gail Scott, Ground Works displays Canadian writing as it's never been seen before.

About the Authors
Christian Bök won the Griffin Poetry Prize for his book Eunoia. He is currently working on The Xenotext, a project that requires him to encode a poem into the genome of a microbe capable of thriving in any inhospitable environment. Bök is a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada, and he teaches at Charles Darwin University.
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Margaret Atwood is the award-winning author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her novel, The Blind Assassin, won the Booker Prize. She has written six children's books. Her most recent children's book, Wandering Wenda and Widow Wallop's Wunderground Washery, will be published in 2011 by McArthur & Company. She lives in Toronto.
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Contributor Notes

Christian Bok's book Eunoia (Coach House Books) won the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Calgary.Margaret Atwood is one of the world's preeminent writers -- winner of the Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Governor General's Literary Award, among many other honours. She is the bestselling author of more than thirty-five books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake. She and her spouse, writer Graeme Gibson, are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Club within Birdlife International. She is an International Vice President of PEN.

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