Great Musgrave | Personal Essays
"At first glance, Great Musgrave is a collection of Susan Musgrave's recent essays, with their trademark blend of the confessional and the sensational, full of Musgrave's playful exaggerations and sense of fun. On closer examination, however, it becomes apparent that these essays are at the eve of the storm of current literary debate on such topics as the status of the self, the significance of the increasingly problematic boundaries between fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, high and low art. But Musgrave cuts such a colourful figure in her writing that she distracts her readers, tempting them to look for the author in and behind the work, and not at the work itself. That, however, is where Musgrave is to be found; she is a woman of letters, the creator and the product of her own creation. The subject of the book is threefold for Musgrave constructs at least three selves: Musgrave's persona, Musgrave the personality, and the personable Musgrave." —Nathalie Cooke, McGill University.
Book can be signed (personalized dedication) by author, upon request.