Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices

Category: Book
By (artist): Calzetta, Tony
By (author): Rooke, Leon
Subject:  ART / Techniques / Printmaking
  FICTION / Canadian
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Porcupine's Quill
Published: April 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.75in x 5.56in x 0.44in
Availability:
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices is a fantastical literary experiment in which text and image come togethcollide to form an irreverent satire of society's indifference to the artist.

From The Publisher*

In Fabulous Fictions and Peculiar Practices, politics and economics sprawl comfortably alongside prurient dissertations on sex, marriage and aging as Leon Rooke and Tony Calzetta masterfully unfold a narrative of society's indifference to the sorry plight of the artist. In this unique confluence of image and text, a pompous bank president delivers a rousing oration to his number cruncher clerks, and the painter C├ęzanne faces off against a disquieting muse and the cold rejection of the artistic community. Art critics, reveling in their own pedantry, find perverse enjoyment in professing ridiculous opinions. And God himself makes a cameo appearance-fearsome, irreverent and, it must be said, at times lecherous....

Satirical, playful and provocative, Fabulous Fictions is a madcap tour de force unlike anything you've ever seen or heard before.

Review Quote*

`I think of Rooke and Calzetta as the Brother Grim and the Brother Grin. In their drawn and written incarnations, these fabulous fictions put on the degree of perversity and exuberance necessary to their telling. They are full of knowing innocence and an elusive jouissance. They occupy the terrain of the fairy tale, the allegory and the folk tale, all literary forms of deceptive simplicity.'