In the Beggarly Style of Imitation







In the Beggarly Style of Imitation


By Jean Marc Ah-Sen


NOT YET PUBLISHED
0-88971-372-3
978-0-88971-372-7
Nightwood Editions
5.5 x 8.5 - 224 pages
Paperback - $19.95
April 2020



Born on the twin backs of torpidity and obsession, In the Beggarly Style of Imitation is a voyage into the mind of one of the Canadian literary underground’s most unruly writers. Equal parts tribute to the historical genesis of the novel and the well-trodden subject of love, the exercises of imitation contained in this collection offer a brief survey through the illustrious forms and genres of literary expression: epistolary, aphorism, essay, picaresque, romance and satire culminate in a celebratory brand of fiction that proves with finality that imitation is truly the vilest form of flattery.