The Story

The Story

Book - 2005
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Michael Ondaatje's poems have been celebrated by readers and writers alike for containing some of the most memorable and moving verse written in the past half-century. The Story combines Ondaatje's sensual writing with watercolor illustrations by celebrated painter David Bolduc, making a unique item. Left-hand pages contain Bolduc's art while right-hand pages contain Ondaatje's poem -- both typeset and in the author's own handwriting. This elegant housing is a fitting accompaniment to Ondaatje's elegaic poem, which follows his larger themes -- love, memory, family, exile -- even as it unfolds into "our dismantled childhoods," and offers readers the opportunity to extend its narrative into their own lives.
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2005, c2004.
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9780887841941
Branch Call Number: 819. 1 OND 2004
Characteristics: [48 p.] : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Bolduc, David 1945-
Alternative Title: Handwriting [poems].


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