Attack of the Copula Spiders

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Attack of the Copula Spiders

Essays on Writing

By Douglas Glover, Ed

Biblioasis, Paperback, 9781926845463, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2012


Vitriolic and incisive, Douglas Glover's newest essays defend literature against the assaults of a post-literate age.

About the Author
William Kennedy, the author of "Ironweed", has called Douglas Glover "a very astute literary mind and an excellent writer . . . a writer of substance," and Philip Marchand has called him "one of the most important Canadian writers of his generation." Even though he is always working outside the box, his books have gained acclaim from the most attentive critics. "A Guide to Animal Behaviour" was a finalist for the Governor General#&39;s Award; H.J. Kirchoff selected "The Life and Times of Captain N." as a "Globe and Mail" top-ten paperback of 2001; and "16 Categories of Desire" was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Award for Fiction. Douglas Glover is a Canadian itinerant. He grew up on the family tobacco farm in southwestern Ontario, studied philosophy at York University and the University of Edinburgh, then worked on a series of daily newspapers in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan before earning his MFA at the Iowa Wri

Praise For Attack of the Copula Spiders

"For the budding writer, Attack of the Copula Spiders offers an excellent primer on the basics; the practiced writer will glean so much more from Glover’s wonderful literary experience."The Los Angeles Review of Books

"Douglas Glover, the award-winning Canadian writer of fiction, short stories and essays carries within him a huge sense of duty both to the craft of writing and to the language ... I stand before it in awe ... This is a book for all writers and for any creative writing class syllabus." Telegraph-Journal

"Every literate person in the country should be reading Glover’s essays" The Globe & Mail