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Mean Game, The

by (author) John Wall Barger

Palimpsest Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
General, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
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The Mean Game?John Wall Barger's fourth book-length entry in what might be called, collectively, a savage comedy?bristles with allegories that explore human cruelty and suffering. Gathering narratives that feel both ancient and modern, Barger forges an apocalyptic vision without sacrificing poetry's underlying sense of joy, humour and revelation. Part comic book translated from a dead language, and part nightmare dreamscape, The Mean Game is a must-read from one of Canada's most kinetic writers.

About the author

John Wall Barger’s work has appeared recently in CV2, The Antigonish Review, and The Malahat Review, and is forthcoming in Grain, Descant and The Best Canadian Poetry 2008. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he teaches English literature part time at Saint Mary’s University. Pain-Proof Men is his first collection of poems.

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