Winner of the "Award of Merit: The Best of the '80s" (Society of Graphic Designers). He was a gigolo in a Paris brothel and caused a scene at a Gertrude Stein party. He was Mayor of Foster in Québec's Eastern Townships. He wrote the novels Fetish Girl and The Temple of Pederasty. Sutherland's opening essay provides a biographical sketch of the Governor-General-Award-winning poet and translator, as well as an appreciation of him as a stylist, written with great affection for the work and the person. The bibliography is admirably thorough with clear and concise annotations. For new insights into Canadian literature as well as the work and lives of the expatriates in Paris in the 1920s, consult this useful reference tool.
About the author
Fraser Sutherland is a much travelled Nova Scotian who now lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has published sixteen books, including poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction in Canada and the United States. His work has appeared worldwide in magazines and anthologies in print and online, and has been translated into French, Italian, Albanian, Serbian, and Farsi. Before he became a freelance writer and editor, Sutherland reported for The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and The Wall Street Journal. He was a founding editor of Northern Journey, a columnist for Quill & Quire, and the managing editor of Books in Canada. A reviewer for The Globe and Mail and other periodicals, Sutherland has written and edited for dictionaries in three countries, and may be the only Canadian writer who is also a lexicographer.