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

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

by Brian Busby

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Overview

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Glassco's readily available work, Brian Busby draws on pseudonymous writings published as a McGill student as well as unpublished and previously unknown poems, letters, and journal entries to detail a vibrant life while pulling back the curtain on Glassco's sexuality and unconventional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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773538184
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 03/14/2011
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Brian Busby is an independent scholar and the author of several books, including Character Parts: Who's Really Who in CanLit.

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