Mortal Distractions

Author: Pauline Holdstock
ISBN: 9781894345668 Categories: Literary Collections, Non-fiction, Essays
Publication Date: 25 October, 2006
Dimensions: 5.56 x 8.47"

Engaged and entirely engaging, her acerbic wit tempered by grace and good humour, Holdstock writes about war; about the conundrum of being Canadian; about reading in all its forms and, centrally, about the vocation, vexations and triumphs of writing in a time when the lessons of the past seem to have been lost. At the heart of this collection is Holdstock the writer, animating us in discussions about the creative process while assessing the actions and images of writing, politics, film, travel and art.

About the Author

Pauline Holdstock was born in England and now lives on Vancouver Island. She is the author of such acclaimed works as Beyond Measure (Cormorant Books) and The Turning (New Star Books).

Her books have been published in the UK and Germany, as well as in the US, and her essays and reviews have appeared in many national newspapers and literary journals. Mortal Distractions is her highly anticipated collection of essays and her seventh book. About Beyond Measure: “[Beyond Measure] can sit comfortably on any bookshelf alongside work by writers like A. S. Byatt and Jane Urquhart.” — The Vancouver Sun

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