A Dropped Glove in Regent Street: An Autobiography by Other Means

Don Coles

A Dropped Glove in Regent Street is a career-spanning collection of Don Coles's personal essays and reviews. It combines the best of his published prose with vital new pieces on biography and translation written specifically for this book. Summing up decades of reading and travel, with exciting tangents through Coles's influences and major adventures, this collection also reveals Coles as one of Canada's most incisive literary critics, serving up fresh, unconventional reassessments of Greene, Mann, Tolstoy, Munch, Hugo, Frost, Flaubert, Borges, Camus, Orwell, and many others. Spontaneous, fizzing, and provocative, the book takes the form of a natural autobiography, and includes never-before-published accounts of Coles's formative early years traveling in Europe.

Signal Editions
Literary Criticism 2007


Praise for Don Coles's work:

"Reading Don Coles is like listening to an erudite, judicious friend tell the story of a life of the mind that doesn't for a moment neglect the delights of the flesh." Katherine Govier

"Coles writes so elegantly and so convincingly that we would follow him anywhere." Literary Review of Canada

Don Coles is the author of ten books of poetry and the novel Doctor Bloom's Story. He won the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1993 for Forests of the Medieval World and the Trillium prize in 2000 for Kurgan. Formerly a professor at York University, he lives in Toronto.

Other books by Don Coles:
Where We Might Have Been
Little Bird
K. in Love
How We All Swiftly: The First Six Books
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ISBN13: 9781550652222

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