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The Semiconducting Dictionary (Our Strindberg)

by Natalee Caple

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list price: $16.95
edition:Paperback
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category: Poetry
published: Sep 2010
ISBN:9781550229820
publisher: ECW Press
Description

A playful, feminist revisioning of a historical literary figure, this part poetry collection, part biography reimagines August Strindberg?the misanthropic, misogynistic, hotly debated master of modern theater and a contemporary of Ibsen?as a woman playwright living as a man. In mixing prose and poetry of various forms from different historical periods this work presents a loving portrait of Strindberg and Europe in the late 19th century. Capturing the essence of the Enlightenment and the shift in power between the faith of the church and the facts of science, this book highlights the flaws of human nature with a beautiful, loving light.

About the Author

Natalee Caple is the author of a collection of poetry, A More Tender Ocean, and three books of fiction, The Heart Is Its Own Reason, The Plight of Happy People in an Ordinary World and, most recently, Mackerel Sky. She is also a co-editor of The Notebooks, a 2002 anthology showcasing Canada's rising stars of fiction. Her stories have been nominated for a National Magazine Award, the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Caple lives in Toronto.

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Contributor Notes

Natalee Caple is a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary. She is the author of The Heart Is Its Own Reason, Makerel Sky, A More Tender Ocean, and The Plight of Happy People in an Ordinary World. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Editorial Review

"In Caple's poems, the writer, alchemist, journalist, librarian, painter, father, servant's son and husband is pieced together, ironically and tenderly, anew....Through lists, found poems, timelines, letters, stage plays and lyrics, Caple divines an evocative collection as undecided and evolving in form and tone as Strindberg himself."  “Winnipeg Free Press

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