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Jack McClelland: in other people's books

Here’s one of the more curious pieces to appear following Jack McClelland’s death last week: on the Bookninja.com site, Dana Cook — “a Toronto freelance editor, indexer and collector of literary encounters” — has compiled references to McClelland that appeared in half a dozen literary memoirs, by the likes of William Weintraub, Matt Cohen, and Phyllis Grosskurth. No mention, though, of the entire books that are devoted to McClelland, including James King’s biography Jack: A Life with Writers (Knopf Canada, 1999) and the Sam Solecki-edited Imagining Canadian Literature: The Selected Letters of Jack McClelland (Key Porter Books, 1998). Watch for Q&Q‘s own McClelland tribute in our August issue.

Related links:
Dana Cook’s Jack McClelland Remembered