Every so often I'm asked about the difference between this blog and my Dusty Bookcase column in Canadian Notes & Queries. The answer is that I save all the really good stuff for the magazine.
In truth, the CNQ pieces are longer and generally focus on books about which I'm particularly passionate. Case in point, last summer's column on Arthur Stringer's 1921 roman à clef The Wine of Life. The tragic love story shared by
|The Pittsburgh Press, 24 October 1921|
Illustration by James Montgomery Flagg
Well, now you can read last summer's piece on The Wine of Life – all 1383 words – here at the newly revamped CNQ website.
Go on. You know you want to. Who doesn't want to read about a novel so horribly depressing that it will haunt your days?
|Publishers Weekly, 28 May 1921|
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