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published: March 2004
ISBN:9781894663571
publisher: Insomniac Press

Julian the Magician

by Gwendolyn MacEwen

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publisher: Insomniac Press
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The Insomniac Library is proud to reissue Gwendolyn MacEwen's first novel, more than forty years after its original appearance in 1963. MacEwen described what she set out to achieve as a "sort of powerful poetic mad half-abandoned prose somewhere between [Kenneth] Patchen and Virginia Woolf." Set in a medieval past that has distinctly modern overtones, the novel is about Julian, a young man who believes he is Christ. Wandering the countryside in a horse-drawn wagon, Julian learns "to suspend logic like a whale on a thread." He becomes a master of alchemy, performing "miracles" like curing the mad and changing water into wine. When his rapt audiences begins to lose faith, Julian must pay with his life.

About the Author
Gwendolyn MacEwen was born in Toronto in 1941. The author of numerous books of poetry, including The Shadow Maker and Afterworlds, which both won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. She also published novels, plays, travel memoirs, and children’s books. MacEwen died in 1987.
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