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Too Bad : Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait, Paperback / softback Book

Too Bad : Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait Paperback / softback

Part of the Currents series


A prodigious body of innovative writing behind him, Robert Kroetsch turns to a starker lyrical mode in Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait.

Oscillating between the many moods of a human heart that has lived through so much-from whimsy and scorn through desire, longing, lust, love, and serenity-these sketches mark a candid walk through the tortuous corridors of the poet's remembering, and exemplify the rehearsed dictum of an old teacher: "Every enduring poem was written today." Simply put, "This book is not an autobiography.

It is a gesture toward a self-portrait, which I take to be quite a different kettle of fish." -- Robert Kroetsch, from the Introduction


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780888645371



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