George Elliott Clarke

George Elliott Clarke is an internationally-renowned poet and scholar whose books-including his highly-esteemed poetry collections Execution Poems and Whylah Falls-have won him many honours, including the Portia White Prize (1998), the Governor Generals Literary Award (2001), the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award (2004), and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship Prize (2005). Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Clarke presently resides in Toronto where he is E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto and Canadas seventh Parliamentary Poet Laureate (201617).


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The Merchant of Venice (Retried)
George Elliott Clarke

2017 / Poetry / $19.95
9781554471713 / Trade paper / 64 pp


Whether youve encountered his celebrated verse-dramas (such as Whylah Falls or Quebecite) or the lush, animated language of his poetry, it is not difficult to recognize George Elliott Clarkes affinity for the genius of William Shakespeare. In this new work, Clarke borrows brazenly from and rewrites (The Bards very own working method) one of Shakespeares most contentious comedies, The Merchant of Venice, reinvigorating a play that on many points seems retrograde politically and retarding dramatically. The result is a spectacle of swinging lyricism that casts Jewish Shylock not as the villain, but as the victim of the ingrained bigotry of the Venetian State.



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Gold
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2016 / Poetry / $21.95 CAN / $21.95 US
9781554471577 / Trade paper
Black
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2012 / Poetry / $21.95 CAN / $21.95 US
9781554471034 / Trade paper
Blue
George Elliott Clarke

2011 / Poetry / $21.95 CAN / $21.95 US
9781554470990 / Trade paper
Red
George Elliott Clarke

2011 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN / $19.95 US
9781554470983 / Trade paper
Whylah Falls
George Elliott Clarke

2010 / Poetry / $21.95 CAN / $21.95 US
9781554470952 / Trade paper
Execution Poems
George Elliott Clarke

2009 / Poetry / $14.95 CAN / $14.95 US
9781554470815 / Trade paper
Trudeau: Long March, Shining Path
George Elliott Clarke

2007 / Poetry / $21.95 CAN / $21.95 US
9781554470372 / Trade paper
Quebecite
George Elliott Clarke

2003 / Poetry / $39.95 CAN / $39.95 US
9781894031752 / Fine
Quebecite
George Elliott Clarke

2003 / Poetry / $18.95 CAN / $18.95 US
9781894031745 / Trade paper
Africadian History
George Elliott Clarke

2001 / Poetry / $4.95 CAN / $4.95 US
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Execution Poems
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2001 / Poetry / $12.95 CAN / $12.95 US
9781894031486 / Trade paper

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