Life Is Like Canadian Football and Other Authentic Folk Songs


SKU: 9781988784700 Category: Tag: Product ID: 634720


A grossly inaccurate “memoir” about Canadian folk legends.

Adam Svec has been pushing boundaries in Canadian folklore since he
unearthed songs by CFL players in Library and Archives Canada, thereby
thrusting himself into the scene–and the media spotlight. Those spartan
poems are finally included in this anthology, in addition to the fruits
of his subsequent expeditions, but there is much more besides, including
honest accounts of the folklorist’s myriad trials and tribulations.
This experimental and genre-defying book mixes the adventurous energies
of Alan Lomax and Stompin’ Tom, the intertextual conceptualism of
Vladimir Nabokov and Mark Z. Danielewski, and the searing intensity of
Elizabeth Smart and Chris Kraus.

“Comically entertaining, presented with ‘performative verve’, as novelist Jacob Wren puts it.”Atlantic Books Today

“This book is cracking me up–and I don’t even like football–but it is
just so well written.”–Robert Dayton, author of The Canadian Romantic

ISBN: 9781988784700
Publisher: Invisible Publishing
Pub Date: 10/2021
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 7.95h x 4.96w x 0.47d

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Weight 0.45 lbs
Dimensions 7.95 × 4.96 × 0.47 in