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

By: Busby, Brian

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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Glassco's readily available work, Brian Busby draws on pseudonymous writings published as a McGill student as well as unpublished and previously unknown poems, letters, and journal entries to detail a vibrant life while pulling back the curtain on Glassco's sexuality and unconventional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.

Title: A Gentleman of Pleasure: One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Memoirist, Translator, and Pornographer

Author Name: Busby, Brian

Categories: Other,

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press:

ISBN Number: 0773538186

ISBN Number 13: 9780773538184

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0773538186Z2

Description: 0773538186 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear - NICE