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Jeff Bursey


Jeff Bursey is a Canadian literary critic, and author of the picaresque novel Mirrors on which dust has fallen (Verbivoracious Press), and the political satire Verbatim: A Novel (2010), both of which take place in the same fictional Canadian province. His academic criticism has appeared most recently in Henry Miller: New Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2015), a collection of essays on Miller and his works by various writers. Bursey is a Contributing Editor at The Winnipeg Review and an Associate Editor at Lee Thompson’s Galleon. His reviews have appeared in, among others, American Book Review, Books in Canada, The Quarterly Conversation, Music & Literature, Rain Taxi, The Winnipeg Review and Review of Contemporary Fiction. He makes his home on Prince Edward Island in Canada’s Far East.



It Is Not a Novelist’s Job to be Merciful: An Interview with Sam Savage



Thoughts on Sam Savage who is in Hospice Awaiting the Inevitable



What Lies Beneath: Review of Dorthe Nors’ So Much For Winter

Spare My Wrists : Review of A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa

A Literary Incendiary Device: Review of Matches: A Light Book by S.D. Chrostowska

William Gaddis’s Lives & Works: Review of Biographies by Joseph Tabbi and Steven Moore

And So, Ad Infinitum | Review of David Winters’ Infinite Fictions: Essays on Literature and Theory

A Kind of Freak, a Monster: A Review of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle: Book Four

Masterpieces Can’t Be Willed Into Existence: Review Portrait of A Man Known as Il Condottiere by Georges Perec

Portals Can’t Compete: Review of See You In Paradise by J. Robert Lennon

The Encyclopedic Novel: Review of Jim Gauer’s Explosives

A Pirate Critic | Review of Beyond the Blurb by Daniel Green

Outliers & Explorers | Review of My Back Pages by Steven Moore




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