By Frank Davey

ISBN-10: 1770410198

ISBN-13: 9781770410190

Written through one in every of his neighbors and confidants, a detailed interpreting of bpNichol’s poetry aka bpNichol is the biography of the main Canadian poet bpNichol, who used to be a training lay psychoanalyst and vice-president of 1 of the most important and longest-lasting communes in North the United States for greater than a decade. notwithstanding he died on the younger age of forty four, Barrie Nichol used to be the world over influential as a visible poet and sound poet. Nichol authored the multi-volume The Martyrology, the most tremendous lengthy poems of the 20 th century; 4 novels; musical comedies; six children’s books; 1000's of hand-drawn visible poems; and 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock. Written by way of Frank Davey, considered one of Barrie’s a number of literary collaborators, aka bpNichol finds the shut connections between Nichol’s quite a few actions, and contains a shut examining of Nichol’s poetry. Davey examines how the autobiographical inquiries and Freudian dream analyses associated with the younger Nichol’s biographical self-awareness, finally generating a author whose major psychoanalytic purchaser had turn into his personal writing, and who may discover its slips, unintended puns, “unintended” meanings, and implications for the communal way forward for the human species either in excessive literature and the comedian kinds of prime-time television.

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