Fetherling on Gibson

Exactly 50 years ago the latest Canadian novel that everyone seemed to be buying, reading, and arguing about was Five Legs, a complex and innovative work by the then-unknown writer Graeme Gibson. Four Canadian publishers had rejected it, doubtlessly because they found it incomprehensible. But once Dennis Lee accepted the manuscript for the still-new House of Anansi Press, Gibson’s career was on its way. He followed with three other novels, CommunionPerpetual Motion, and Gentleman Death, all the while working tirelessly for good causes in both the real world and the literary one. 

George Fetherling remembers Graeme Gibson in the Quill.

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