The Apothecary Lisa Robertson

Published by Bookthug, Toronto, 2006, 40 pages, 14 × 20.2 cm, English

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The Apothecary stems from the author’s desire to remake the sentence–to let it be capacious, preposterous, convivial, and hang it from a pronoun worn like a phantom limb. Robertson wants that ghostly pronoun to reinvent itself afresh in each sentence. Looking towards the eighteenth century, sometimes through a lens occasionally borrowed from contemporary sources, the text of The Apothecary is precise, intoxicating materia medica dispensed by one of Canada’s most important contemporary posts at the beginning of her career with the use of florid instruments.

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