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At Lake Scugog

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  36 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This is an eagerly awaited collection of new poems from the author of "Tom Thomson in Purgatory," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was hailed by the "New York Times" as a "snappy, entertaining book." A triumphant follow-up to that acclaimed debut, "At Lake Scugog" demonstrates why the S"an Francisco Chronicle" has called Troy Jollimore "a new and exciti ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published April 3rd 2011 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rich, flowing imagery and a stark, cold sense of longing combine to make Troy Jollimore's slim book of poems a lesson on life. I found myself immediately drawn to the inward observations and the lush word choices. These are strong, dark poems that lead through misty and mysterious paths, but always dump you out on the sunny road feeling somehow cleaner, and newer than before.
Nov 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
As a woman, I was so uncomfortable reading this. Enough said.
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Such a great collection of poetry. Some shorter poems, some longer, a lot of them center around the themes of nostalgia, lost love, innocence. The self, nature, and the poet/singer himself also figures prominently. Definitely worth some intimate time spent reading and rereading passages.
Derek Wolfgram
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Not nearly as poignant or as flat-out funny as Tom Thomson in Purgatory, but still one of the more engaging poets I've read
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Nov 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant poetry yet again from Troy Jollimore. Loved the book and the continuation of Tom Thompson poems...
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May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic. Regret and Tom Thomson Indifferent were my favorites.
Jun 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was impressed and pleased by these poems. Some of them felt kind of like Shel Silverstein for grown-ups, but he uses a good mix of techniques and styles. Will now be looking for more of his work.
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Troy Jollimore was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia and attended the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton University in 1999. He has lived in the U.S. since 1993 and is currently Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Chico. He has been an External Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center (2006–07), the Stanle ...more
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