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Minor Expectations free pdf In this prequel within a sequel, Diminuenda discovers that she stands to win a vast inheritance from her estranged father, the inimitable Minor, if she travels into the past and "collects" a number of objets d'art. The cheeky diva travels to classical Greece, becoming the subject of the very painting she must steal as well as the focus of a Platonic dialogue. In ancient Rome, she dines with Emperor Tiberius and several Latin poets at his notorious grotto in Capri before stirring up more unrest among feuding Icelanders and First Nations as Minordis, the mysterious woman who steals the heart of the troublesome poet Loki. She then appears as a goddess to Botticelli in Renaissance Florence, but is soon toying with the Neoplatonic leanings of Lorenzo de' Medici as they wait out the aftermath of an assassination attempt, sharing a saucy round of Boccaccio-esque tales. In the realm of Louis XIV, Diminuenda lurks behind an unfinished play that explores the tension between Moliere and the court composer Lulli, whose operatic innovations sound an ominous note for his cohort's splenetic invectives and social critique. In the most popular era for the epistolary novel, Augusta Ada Byron (Lovelace) is trying to cut down on laudanum, convinced of visits from the enigmatic Enchantress who will not only help her explain Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, but also encourage her opium-fueled hopes to bequeath to future generations a "Calculus of the Nervous System." Then, in WWII Britain, Agent D MINOR moves through a murky nouveau roman seemingly ruled by Alan Turing's theory of contradictions amid ill-fated schemes by MI5, including adaptations of Aleister Crowley's occultism, falcons trained to hunt homing pigeons, and brilliant forgeries of works such as Vermeer's The Art of Painting that will beguile the Third Reich. Minor Expectations resumes The Chaos! Quincunx novel series.

About Garry Thomas Morse

Garry Thomas Morse has had two books of poetry published by LINEbooks -- Transversals for Orpheus (2006) and Streams (2007) -- and three collections of fiction published by Talonbooks -- Death in Vancouver (2009), Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus (2012), and Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour, the latter two of which make up two of three books in The Chaos! Quincunx series. Talon has also published two books of Morse's poetry, After Jack (2010) and Discovery Passages (2011), which was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Poetry and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and was also voted One of the Top Ten Poetry Collections of 2011 by the Globe and Mail and One of the Best Ten Aboriginal Books from the past decade by CBC's 8th Fire. Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus was shortlisted for the 2013 ReLit Awards. Grounded in the work of Arthur Rimbaud, Robert Desnos, Ezra Pound, Jack Spicer, Rainer Maria Rilke, and his Native oral traditions, Morse's work continues to appear in a variety of publications and is studied at various Canadian universities, including the University of British Columbia. He is the recipient of the 2008 City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for Emerging Artist and has twice been selected as runner-up for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Morse currently lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Author : Garry Thomas Morse
Publisher : Talon Books,Canada
Data Published : 23 October 2014
ISBN : 0889228914
EAN : 9780889228917
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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