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In Search of the Perfect Lawn & The Walled Garden By Michael Dean
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“In both The Walled Garden and In Search of the Perfect Lawn there is the rectangle – a yard, a garden, a lawn. The rectangle is the shape of the page. The page is where the cultivation... More > of ideas takes shape, where the rows of sprigs and fronds that speak these ideas are set. Writing is a form of gardening, a form of cosmic exploration. A working of the two shapes. And for Dean it is a spiritual pursuit at the same time.”—Steven Ross Smith, PARAGRAPH, The Canadian Fiction Review, (No. 25, 1998/99). About In Search Of The Perfect Lawn: “The point, I think, about Dean’s games is that they become more serious than most people’s seriousness ...”—Ken Adachi, The Toronto Star. About The Walled Garden: “With a mock scholarship whose irony often negates itself by mocking its own mockery ...” “Dean raises the issues of postmodern art in a most postmodern manner ...” “A unique work in Canadian fiction ...”—T.L. Craig, University of Toronto Quarterly, (Vol. 64, No. 1, Winter 1984).< Less
In Search of the Perfect Lawn & The Walled Garden By Michael Dean
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“In both The Walled Garden and In Search of the Perfect Lawn there is the rectangle – a yard, a garden, a lawn. The rectangle is the shape of the page. The page is where the cultivation... More > of ideas takes shape, where the rows of sprigs and fronds that speak these ideas are set. Writing is a form of gardening, a form of cosmic exploration. A working of the two shapes. And for Dean it is a spiritual pursuit at the same time.” —Steven Ross Smith, PARAGRAPH, The Canadian Fiction Review, (No. 25, 1998/99).< Less