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Thomas Wharton is an author and creative writing instructor at the University of Alberta. The Logogryph was short-listed for the IMPAC-Dublin Prize in 2006. I read it over two days, having gotten it from the library.

Thomas Wharton is an author and creative writing instructor at the University of Alberta. His first novel, Icefields (1995), won the Writers Guild of Alberta Best First Book Award, the Banff Book Festival Grand Prize and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book in the Canada/Caribbean division. His second novel, Salamander (2001), was shortlisted for the Governor-General's Literary Award and for the Roger’s Fiction Prize. Upon finishing, I bought four copies-the most torrid a response I've had to a book in a while.

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Wharton's first book, "Icefields" (1995), was awarded the Best First Book in the Canada and Caribbean . Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2001 ISBN 0-7434-4415-9 "The Logogryph: A Bibliography of Imaginary Books". Kentville, Nova Scotia: Gaspereau, 2004 ISBN 1-894031-93-8.

Wharton's first book, "Icefields" (1995), was awarded the Best First Book in the Canada and Caribbean division of the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Writers Guild of Alberta Best First Book Award, and the Banff Book Festival grand prize. His second book, "Salamander" (2002), won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was short-listed for the Governor General's Award for Fiction and the Grant MacEwan Author's Award (2002). It was also a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

Trust Thomas Wharton to come up with a novel subtitled A Bibliography of Imaginary Books

Trust Thomas Wharton to come up with a novel subtitled A Bibliography of Imaginary Books. As well as an endless parade of made-up texts, we have a series of untrustworthy narrators and nomadic plots. It's a hyperdistillation of Wharton's last, Salamander, and a lovely creation.

The particular volume I'm looking for is nameless, lacking a cover, title page, or any other outward markings of identity. Over the centuries its leaves have known nothing but change. They have been removed, replaced, altered, lost. The nameless book has been bound, taken apart, and reassembled with the pieces of other dismembered volumes, until one could ask whether there is anything left of the original. Or if there ever was an original.

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"The particular volume I’m looking for is nameless, lacking a cover, title page, or any other outward markings of identity. Over the centuries its leaves have known nothing but change. They have been removed, replaced, altered, lost. The nameless book has been bound, taken apart, and reassembled with the pieces of other dismembered volumes, until one could ask whether there is anything left of the original. Or if there ever was an original."

So begins Thomas Wharton's book about books. What follows is a sequence of variations on the experience of reading and on the book a physical and imaginative object. One tale traces the origins of a fictional card game. Another tells of a duel between two margin scribblers. Roving across the globe and from parable to mystery, Wharton positions his reader between the covers of a book that is not. How are we to read the pieces that follow? As extraneous to the nameless book, as parts of it in its original form or perhaps as evidence that it has relocated to other existing volumes?

The Logogryph takes its cues from magic realism and the techniques of cinematography. The result is a mind-bending caper through the process of reading, the relationships we establish with fictitious worlds and the possibility of worlds yet unread. Wharton indulges his reader with tales of fantastical cities where the only occupation is reading and of the plight of a protagonist suddenly dislodged from his own novel. And what becomes of the reader who reads all of this?

This book is a Smyth-sewn paperback with a jacket and full sleeve. The text was typeset by Andrew Steeves in Caslon types and printed on Rolland Zephyr Laid paper. The jacket was printed letterpress. The inside features illustrations by Wesley Bates.


The Logogryph: A Bibliography Of Imaginary Books download epub
Contemporary
Author: Thomas Wharton
ISBN: 1894031911
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Gaspereau Pr; Slp edition (October 4, 2004)
Pages: 236 pages