A Gentleman of Pleasure

One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Memoirist, Translator, and Pornographer

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Brian Busby (CA)

A Gentleman of Pleasure not only spans Glassco's life but delves into his background as a member of a once prominent and powerful Montreal family. In addition to Glassco's readily available work, Brian Busby draws on pseudonymous writings published as a McGill student as well as unpublished and previously unknown poems, letters, and journal entries to detail a vibrant life while pulling back the curtain on Glassco's sexuality and unconventional tastes. In a lively account of a man given to deception, who took delight in hoaxes, Busby manages to substantiate many of the often unreliable statements Glassco made about his life and work. A Gentleman of Pleasure is a remarkable biography that captures the knowable truth about a fascinatingly complex and secretive man.

Publisher
McGill-Queen’s University Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
03/14/20119780773538184BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
LanguageFormatSizePricePages
EnglishHardback6.50 in x 9.50 inC$39.95400