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Sitcom

By David McGimpsey

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Format: Paperback, 111 pages
Published In: Canada, 18 November 2004
Implicating extremes from Coriolanus to Karen Carpenter, David McGimpsey's Sitcom is both serious poetry and a work of comedy.

Mischievous, generous and side-splittingly funny, this collection of wry soliloquies and sonnets begins with a milestone birthday and finds itself - through antic turns and lyric flips to demi-mondes as varied as the offices of university regents and the basic plot arc of Hawaii Five-O - to a sincere contemplation of mortality and the fashion sense of Mary Tyler Moore. Unembarrassed by its literary allusions or its hi-lo hybridity, Sitcom's strategic and encompassing voice is prepared for each comedic disaster and is, somehow, always ready for next week's episode.

'McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack.' - The Washington Post

'[McGimpsey] finds the humanity hiding in the hilarity. This guy is as funny as David Sedaris, and more inventive.' - The Ottawa Citizen

About the Author

David McGimpsey is a poet and author born and raised in Montreal. He has a PhD in English literature and is the author of the award-winning study Imagining Baseball: America's Pastime and Popular Culture. His travel writings frequently appear in the Globe and Mail and he writes the "Sandwich of the Month" column for EnRoute magazine. He teaches at Concordia University.

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Praise for David McGimpsey: "McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack." --"Washington"" Post" Praise for David McGimpsey: "McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack." --"Washington"" Post" Praise for David McGimpsey: "McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack." -- "Washington"" Post" Praise for David McGimpsey: "McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack." --"Washington"" Post" Praise for David McGimpsey: "McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack." -- "Washington"" Post "

EAN: 9781552451885
ISBN: 1552451887
Publisher: Coach House Press
Dimensions: 20.29 x 13.26 x 0.97 centimetres (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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