Ice Fishing in Gimli : A Novel

Kovitz, Rob. Ice Fishing in Gimli : A Novel. 1st ed. Winnipeg, Man: Treyf, 2009.

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Abstract (English)

"Ten years in the making, Ice Fishing in Gimli is an 8-volume image/text montage bookwork by Winnipeg artist/writer Rob Kovitz. Set in and around a strange small town and a large frozen lake in the uncharted center of Canada, it's an epic postmodern citation saga of desire, ambition, weather and landscape; of drownings, freezings, murder and cannibalism; of alien architectures, bizarre conveyances, inscrutable soothsayers and esoteric ice-fishing techniques; of the search for enlightenment, the poignancy of fish-flies and the indeterminancy of maps; of prairie writer and double-agent Frederick Philip Grove, Gimli-born Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stephanson and numerous other quixotic characters both real and imagined; of boredom, failure, madness, nothingness, unrequited love, best-laid plans, the Wandering Jew, the House of Squid and mysterious things that may or may not be hidden beneath flat, frozen surfaces, to name a few things"-- Publisher's web site.

Types: Artists' publications > Artists' books ; Novels
All Contributors: Kovitz, Rob (Author)
Dossier: 410 - KOVITZ, ROB
Location: Réserve des documents retirés des dossiers
Collation: 8 v. (4761 p.) : ill., maps, ports. ; in box : 16 x 26 x 22 cm
ISBN: 9780981286907
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Winnipeg, Man: Treyf
Artists: Kovitz, Rob
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Date Deposited: 13 May 2010
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2017 23:43
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