White Madness

Description

115 pages
$14.95
ISBN 0-7780-1050-3
DDC C818'.54

Publisher

Year

1996

Contributor

Reviewed by Robert Wiznura

Robert Wiznura is an editor and writer who is currently involved in the
revising of the Literature, Communications, and Philosophy sections of
the Canadian Encyclopedia.

Review

This anthology of Alden Nowlan’s Telegraph–Journal columns reveals a
man who delighted in the idiosyncratic and absurd, and who celebrated
the foibles that afflict us all. Blending humor, compassion, and keen
observation, these columns bring the reader into intimate connection
with Nowlan, his family, and his cats. Unfortunately, Nowlan’s growth
as a writer is not easily traced, because the columns are arranged by
theme rather than chronologically. This criticism notwithstanding,
future volumes of the writer’s columns are eagerly anticipated.

Citation

Nowlan, Alden., “White Madness,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 28, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/29466.