A Gentleman of Pleasure : One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Memoirist, Translator, and Pornographer Hardback
by Brian Busby
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Glassco's readily available work, Brian Busby draws on pseudonymous writings published as a McGill student as well as unpublished and previously unknown poems, letters, and journal entries to detail a vibrant life while pulling back the curtain on Glassco's sexuality and unconventional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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 400 pages, 30 photos
- Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
- Publication Date: 14/03/2011
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9780773538184
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