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Mr. and Mrs. G. G.

by (author) Frank Davey

Publisher
ECW Press
Initial publish date
May 2003
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550225655
    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554900916
    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price
    $9.95

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As Canada's first mixed-race vice-regal couple, Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul are one of the country's most conventionally unconventional couples. This bemused look at their partnership chronicles their years in the public eye with anecdotes that include Clarkson's rags-to-riches career and intriguing analyses of Saul's male adventure novels.

About the author

Born in Vancouver, Frank Davey was Carl F. Klinck Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Western Ontario. Upon his retirement in 2005, the conference “Poetics and Public Culture in Canada” was held in his honour. Davey attended the University of British Columbia where he was a co-founder of the avant-garde poetry magazine TISH. Since 1963, he has been the editor-publisher of the poetics journal Open Letter. With fellow TISH poet Fred Wah, Davey founded the world’s first on-line literary magazine, SwiftCurrent in 1984.

A prolific and highly-esteemed author of numerous books and scholarly articles on Canadian literary criticism and poetry, Davey writes with a unique panache as he examines with humour and irony the ambiguous play of signs in contemporary culture, the popular stories that lie behind it, and the struggles between different identity-based groups in our globalizing society—racial, regional, gender-based, ethnic, economic—that drive this play.

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