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Wittgenstein Elegies

Brick Books Classics 6

by Jan Zwicky, introduction by Sue Sinclair

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New and revised edition of an early work by the Governor General's Award-winning poet.

 

On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the last of our six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of Wittgenstein Elegies features an expansive Introduction by Sue Sinclair, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

 

First published in 1986, Wittgenstein Elegies is a polyphonic poem in five parts. It establishes the parameters of a long conversation between logic and the lyre that has continued over multiple books and in multiple genres. Long out of print, this revised edition is both a must-have for Zwicky's readers and a perfect introduction to her work.

 

"Here was the one guy in recent history who appeared to have got it right and he was being taught all wrong. I wroteWittgenstein Elegies in an attempt to respond to this state of affairs. I wanted to draw attention to the unity of Wittgenstein's life and work. I hoped to show how profoundly he experienced the moral dimensions of language's relation to the world." --Jan Zwicky, from the Afterword

 

"Zwicky shows us that there is a way of speaking that leaves room for what cannot be spoken." --Sue Sinclair, from the Introduction

About the Authors
Jan Zwicky

Jan Zwicky is a musician, philosopher and award-winning poet. In 1999, she won the Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry for Songs for Relinquishing the Earth. Her Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences was also nominated for the Pat Lowther Award and the Dorothy Livesay Prize in 2006.

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Born in Ontario, raised in Newfoundland, Sue Sinclair (1972) lived for eight years in New Brunswick, where she studied at Mount Allison University and the University of New Brunswick. Sinclair was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards (1999) and the Chapters/Robertson Davies Award (1999). She is working on two poetry manuscripts, Winter's Phantom Limbs and Invisible in Daylight.
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