Saturday, June 21, 2008

Cutting Down our Tall Poppies

An article in the Republic of East Vancouver has just been published about Stephen Henighan and his latest collection, A Report on the Afterlife of Culture. You can read it here:

Here's a short excerpt:

A public intellectual on the cutting edge is lauded in most countries, but in Canada many literary types have not read Henighan or they bristle defensively at the name as though he doesn’t quite know how to behave around the Canlit table. Picture your favourite uncle who comes to Christmas dinner and pokes gentle fun at stuffy family habits.

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