Author Brian Busby presents his new book The Heart Accepts it All, Selected Letters of John Glassco. This is a free event open to all. Refreshments will be served. Brome Lake Books is very pleased to be hosting a John Glassco event on Saturday October 12 at 2:00 p.m.
John Glassco (1909–1981) was Mayor of Foster in the 1950’s he delivered the rural mail and founded the Foster Horse show. At its height, the Foster Horse show nearly overwhelmed Glassco’s grounds. It was estimated that as many as 5000 people attended in 1964, all in the the benefit of the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital. John Glassco was also a Governor General Award winning author. In this collection are the few surviving letters from his youthful adventures in France and three previously unpublished poems. Featured are 147 letters written by Glassco between 1929 and 1980 to family, friends, foes and fellow writers. Amongst his correspondents were Maurice Girodias, F.R. Scott, A.J.M. Smith, Ralph Gustafson, Leon Edel and Margaret Atwood.
Brian Busby is a writer, ghostwriter, ecrivain public, literary historian and bibliophile. He is the author of A Gentleman of Pleasure: One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Translator, Memoirist and Pornographer.
Scraping the crumbling roadbed of this strife
With rotting fenceposts and old mortgages
(No way of living, but a mode of life),
How sift from death and waste three grains of duty,
O thoughts that start from scratch and end in a dream
Of graveyards minding their own business?
The the Heart accepts it all, this honest air
Lapped in green valleys where accidents will happen?
- John Glassco, “The Rural Mail"
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