A Gentleman of Pleasure

A Gentleman of Pleasure

One Life of John Glassco : Poet, Memoirist, Translator, and Pornographer

Book - 2011
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A Gentleman of Pleasure not only spans Glassco's life but delves into his background as a member of a once prominent and powerful Montreal family. In addition to Glassco's readily available work, Brian Busby draws on pseudonymous writings published as a McGill student as well as unpublished and previously unknown poems, letters, and journal entries to detail a vibrant life while pulling back the curtain on Glassco's sexuality and unconventional tastes. In a lively account of a man given to deception, who took delight in hoaxes, Busby manages to substantiate many of the often unreliable statements Glassco made about his life and work. A Gentleman of Pleasure is a remarkable biography that captures the knowable truth about a fascinatingly complex and secretive man.
Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9780773538184
Branch Call Number: 819. 8 GLA B
Characteristics: 398 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.

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