Forms Of Devotion - Diane Schoemperlen

Eleven stories with a brilliant interplay between words and images – a creative delight, perfectly formed and rich in wit and irony. Wood engravings and line drawings, often in collage, from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, add multi-layers of meaning with playful, sometimes surreal, and often mysterious juxtapositions. ‘She takes familiar models – the fairy tale, the murder mystery, the instruction manual – and experiments with them’ (New York Times)

‘Filled with wry humour . . . an incredible ability to capture both the mundane and the erotically charged’ - Globe and Mail, Toronto

‘Her ambitious irony and her eclectic matching of idea to form combine in a rare and often beautiful virtuosity . . . an incredibly agile writer with a wonderful ear, and a thinker with elegant, difficult ideas . . . her work is a show not to be missed’ - Boston Book Review

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About the Author

DIANE SCHOEMPERLEN has published five collections of short stories and two novels, which have won many awards in her native Canada.

Publication date for Forms of Devotion: 14th June 2006

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