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Devious Dictionary, A
By (author): Robin Skelton
9780921870074 Paperback, Trade English FICTION / Literary Jan 16, 1991
$12.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.38 in | 290 gr 132 pages Ronsdale Press
In this collection of witty and trenchant aphorisms, Robin Skelton draws on the cynicism of La Rochefoucauld, the Aufklärung insights of Lichtenberg and the devillish wiles of Ambrose Bierce to provide Canada with its own Devious Dictionary. Once again, Skelton proves himself to be a wizard of language. Illustrated with Ludwig Zeller's art collages.

Acknowledged as one of Canada's leading men of letters, Robin Skelton grew up in England. During World War II, he served in India and Ceylon with the R.A.F. In 1963, he emigrated to Canada to teach at the University of Victoria, where he founded the Creative Writing Department. Renowned as a scholar and critic of art and literature, he has become an authority on poetic forms and the Irish drama. In 1991, he retired from the University of Victoria and is now a full-time writer.

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