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Title:Atmospheres Apollinaire
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Mark Frutkin
Publisher:Dundurn
ISBN:0888783914
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Number of Pages:217
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Atmospheres Apollinaire by Mark Frutkin

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Atmospheres Apollinaire i Short listed for the Governor General s Literary Award for Fiction Ottawa Carleton Book Award and Trillium Book Award i .

Paris the City of Light was once the scene of a brilliant magnesium flare host to the belle epoque from to Tempting poets painters writers and composers from across Europe the city relied on one man to move among them all Guillaume Apollinaire His contemporaries called him brilliant mad whimsical He was the bastard son of an Italian cavalry officer and a Polish woman addicted to gambling but nevertheless let it be rumoured around Paris that he was the son of the pope

Fabrizio's Return

Cremona Italy With manservant insolent dwarf Omero priest Fabrizio Cambiati a priest climbs town clocktower to await the return of a comet after years His telescope sees commedia dell arte players in town square and a Jesuit in a carriage same Jesuit Michele Archenti is a Devil s Advocate to judge sainthood of same Fabrizio years later


A Message for the Emperor

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The Lion of Venice

This magical new novel by Governor General and Trillium Prize nominee Mark Frutkin set in th century Venice and Cathay is a dazzling fresco of shimmering language brimming with golden tableaus of arid deserts and cobblestone alleys the wafting scent of cardomin and the mystical trill of a praying friar It is the story of Marco Polo as he is about to set sail on an arduous and lengthy pilgrimage with his father uncle and faithful guide across the sun soaked silk route the rich path of the carpet makers and the black seas of the Indian Ocean br br Doggedly pursued by a vengeful assassin of the Venetian Doge Marco is eager to arrive in the promised land of the mighty Kublai Khan and bask in the safety offered by his royal legions But while enjoying the myths of the new land Polo is haunted by the recurring appearance of a winged lion which lurks behind his dreams and roams the palace of his heart Even upon his return to Venice a naval battle and capture by their rival Genoa even as he languishes in an enemy jail cell recounting his trials to an incredulous inmate there is always the heartbeat of the lion


Slow Lightning

In escalating violence and unrest in Spain explodes into civil war Sandro Risco Canovas an apolitical but unlucky engineering student is guilty by association and is named among the hundreds on Franco s blacklist Hunted by the police he seeks refuge with Jorge a wounded zealot and Teresa a revolutionary spy He is forced to flee the city alone posing as a priest along the sacred pilgrimage route the Saint James Way On his trusty bicycle Libertad a la Don Quixote Sandro makes his way toward his seaside village of Arcasella With the help of a leftist partisan from Canada Sandro hides in the branches of a towering beech tree Once home he retreats into a secret cave setting in motion an elaborate deception


Walking Backwards: Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals

i From Istanbul to New Delhi to Boulder Colorado through Venice Paris Rome and points between i br br br br As travellers we are always walking backwards forever on the verge of stepping into the unknown never knowing what waits around the next corner br br br br You could be lost forget your passport fall ill You could be served a bowl of food and not know whether it s animal vegetable or mineral Even flushing the toilet can be an adventure br br br br You are a child again innocent and hoping for the best forced to trust strangers Quite often this works out Not always br br br br i Walking Backwards i is a return to cities and what happened there Whether inadvertently smuggling cloth into Istanbul reading poetry in New Delhi to a crowd expecting a world famous pianist or wandering endlessly through Mantua searching for a non existent hotel on a street that s fallen off the map Mark Frutkin is a master at rediscovering the magic at the heart of all travel


Erratic North: A Vietnam Draft Resister's Life in the Canadian Bush

In geology an erratic is a boulder or rock formation transported some distance from its original source as by a glacier In award winning novelist Mark Frutkin s case his movement from his native Cleveland Ohio was instigated by his wish to protest and resist the U S military draft during the Vietnam War and his destination was Canada br br An estimated to American Vietnam War draft resisters sought sanctuary in Canada Many of these men stayed became Canadian citizens and have made significant contributions to the country including writers such as William Gibson George Fetherling Keith Maillard and Jay Scott musicians Jesse Winchester and Jim Byrnes children s performer Eric Nagler and radio personality Andy Barrie br br Although this first nonfiction work by Mark Frutkin looks back at the circumstances and culture of the late s and early s that prompted the author to relocate to Canada i Erratic North i is about many other things It s also a lyrical meditation about returning to nature in the bush country of Quebec and an account of the crucible that forged one writer Tying everything together though is the overarching theme of the book a contemplation of humanity s embrace of war and violence and the countervailing impulse to resist that embrace specifically as seen in the experience of Frutkin himself his grandfather Simon who escaped Tsarist Russia and its military in the s and Louis Drouin the Quebec farmer Frutkin bought his original farm from and who resisted conscription in World War II


Atmospheres Apollinaire

i Short listed for the Governor General s Literary Award for Fiction Ottawa Carleton Book Award and Trillium Book Award i br br Paris the City of Light was once the scene of a brilliant magnesium flare host to the belle epoque from to Tempting poets painters writers and composers from across Europe the city relied on one man to move among them all Guillaume Apollinaire His contemporaries called him brilliant mad whimsical He was the bastard son of an Italian cavalry officer and a Polish woman addicted to gambling but nevertheless let it be rumoured around Paris that he was the son of the pope


Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously

Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously is a collection of short essays that are pithy aphoristic and full of fresh insights and witticisms in the manner of Kafka s Parables and Paradoxes Eduardo Galeano s Book of Embraces or Pascal s Pensees Mark Frutkin has distilled his meditations on language reason myth and mystery into nuggets to tickle you into new ways of thinking Mark Fried translator of Galeano


Invading Tibet

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In the Time of the Angry Queen

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Fabrizio's Return, Atmospheres Apollinaire, Invading Tibet, Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously, Slow Lightning, Erratic North: A Vietnam Draft Resister's Life in the Canadian Bush, Walking Backwards: Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals, In the Time of the Angry Queen, The Lion of Venice, A Message for the Emperor