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Julian the magician

Author: Gwendolyn MacEwen
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Insomniac Press, 2004.
Series: Insomniac library, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : Insomniac library ed. 2004View all editions and formats
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"MacEwen described what she set out to achieve as a "sort of powerful poetic mad half-abandoned prose somewhere between [Kenneth] Patchen and Virginia Woolf." Set in a medieval past that has distinctly modern overtones, the novel is about Julian, a young man who believes he is Christ. Wandering the countryside in a horse-drawn wagon, Julian learns "to suspend logic like a whale on a thread." He becomes a master of  Read more...
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Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
MacEwen, Gwendolyn, 1941-1987.
Julian the magician.
Toronto : Insomniac Press, 2004
(OCoLC)53939968
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gwendolyn MacEwen
ISBN: 9781894663571 1894663578 9781897414200 189741420X
OCLC Number: 431529794
Notes: Originally published: Toronto : Macmillan, 1963.
Description: 1 online resource (168 pages).
Series Title: Insomniac library, 1.
Responsibility: Gwendolyn MacEwen.
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"MacEwen described what she set out to achieve as a "sort of powerful poetic mad half-abandoned prose somewhere between [Kenneth] Patchen and Virginia Woolf." Set in a medieval past that has distinctly modern overtones, the novel is about Julian, a young man who believes he is Christ. Wandering the countryside in a horse-drawn wagon, Julian learns "to suspend logic like a whale on a thread." He becomes a master of alchemy, performing "miracles" like curing the mad and changing water into wine. When his rapt audiences begin to lose faith, Julian must pay with his life. MacEwen skillfully implies a relationship between alchemy, miracles and belief, and the art forms she is engaged in herself, poetry and prose. What is the price the writer-magician must pay to engender belief in her audience? Is something true merely because we believe it? With an afterword by the author's sister."--Jacket.

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