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Read online Atmospheres Apollinaire.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Atmospheres Apollinaire i Short listed for the Governor General s Literary Award for Fiction Ottawa Carleton Book Award and Trillium Book Award i .

Paris the City of Light was once the scene of a brilliant magnesium flare host to the belle epoque from to Tempting poets painters writers and composers from across Europe the city relied on one man to move among them all Guillaume Apollinaire His contemporaries called him brilliant mad whimsical He was the bastard son of an Italian cavalry officer and a Polish woman addicted to gambling but nevertheless let it be rumoured around Paris that he was the son of the pope by Mark Frutkin

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Atmospheres Apollinaire
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i From Istanbul to New Delhi to Boulder Colorado through Venice Paris Rome and points between i br br br br As travellers we are always walking backwards forever on the verge of stepping into the unknown never knowing what waits around the next corner br br br br You could be lost forget your passport fall ill You could be served a bowl of food and not know whether it s animal vegetable or mineral Even flushing the toilet can be an adventure br br br br You are a child again innocent and hoping for the best forced to trust strangers Quite often this works out Not always br br br br i Walking Backwards i is a return to cities and what happened there Whether inadvertently smuggling cloth into Istanbul reading poetry in New Delhi to a crowd expecting a world famous pianist or wandering endlessly through Mantua searching for a non existent hotel on a street that s fallen off the map Mark Frutkin is a master at rediscovering the magic at the heart of all travel, In geology an erratic is a boulder or rock formation transported some distance from its original source as by a glacier In award winning novelist Mark Frutkin s case his movement from his native Cleveland Ohio was instigated by his wish to protest and resist the U S military draft during the Vietnam War and his destination was Canada br br An estimated to American Vietnam War draft resisters sought sanctuary in Canada Many of these men stayed became Canadian citizens and have made significant contributions to the country including writers such as William Gibson George Fetherling Keith Maillard and Jay Scott musicians Jesse Winchester and Jim Byrnes children s performer Eric Nagler and radio personality Andy Barrie br br Although this first nonfiction work by Mark Frutkin looks back at the circumstances and culture of the late s and early s that prompted the author to relocate to Canada i Erratic North i is about many other things It s also a lyrical meditation about returning to nature in the bush country of Quebec and an account of the crucible that forged one writer Tying everything together though is the overarching theme of the book a contemplation of humanity s embrace of war and violence and the countervailing impulse to resist that embrace specifically as seen in the experience of Frutkin himself his grandfather Simon who escaped Tsarist Russia and its military in the s and Louis Drouin the Quebec farmer Frutkin bought his original farm from and who resisted conscription in World War II, No description available, i Short listed for the Governor General s Literary Award for Fiction Ottawa Carleton Book Award and Trillium Book Award i br br Paris the City of Light was once the scene of a brilliant magnesium flare host to the belle epoque from to Tempting poets painters writers and composers from across Europe the city relied on one man to move among them all Guillaume Apollinaire His contemporaries called him brilliant mad whimsical He was the bastard son of an Italian cavalry officer and a Polish woman addicted to gambling but nevertheless let it be rumoured around Paris that he was the son of the pope