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A Nightwood Editions title, distributed by Harbour Publishing

ISBN 13: 978-0-88971-372-7
ISBN 10: 0-88971-372-3
5.5 x 8.5 - 192 pp
April 2020
CAD$19.95 • USD$19.95

In the Beggarly Style of Imitation

Book Description

Born on the twin backs of torpidity and obsession, In the Beggarly Style of Imitation is a voyage into the mind of one of the Canadian literary undergroundís most unruly writers. Equal parts tribute to the historical genesis of the novel and the well-trodden subject of love, the exercises of imitation contained in this collection offer a brief survey through the illustrious forms and genres of literary expression: epistolary, aphorism, essay, picaresque, romance and satire culminate in a celebratory brand of fiction that proves with finality that imitation is truly the vilest form of flattery.