Jerry Zaslove: the summing up

Jerry Zaslove: the summing up
by Talonbooks editorial staff


Last summer, Talonbooks was delighted by the arrival of the long-awaited Untimely Passages: Dossiers from the Other Shore, a collection of essays by the late Jerry Zaslove, who taught at Simon Fraser University from 1965 until his retirement in 2000. He retained an office in Graduate Liberal Studies until shortly before his death and remained active in the GLS community.

Organized into “Dossiers,” Untimely Passages provides a meticulous and in-depth examination of the crises of modernism that accompany the author’s reading of European literature as a world literature. Delving into the theories, works, and impact of several notable thinkers, Untimely Passages examines a lineage of thought that offers an alternative to some of the grimmest aspects of the present.

Jerry Zaslove (1934-2021)

Tremendously insightful and remarkable in its breadth, Untimely Passages is born of many years of reading, writing, teaching, and learning. We at Talonbooks couldn’t be more honoured to share this work with you.

An obituary of Zaslove can be found here.

For more information or to take home a copy today, click here on the Talonbooks website.

Thank you!


The British Columbia Review

Editor and Publisher: Richard Mackie

Formerly The Ormsby Review, The British Columbia Review is an on-line book review and journal service for BC writers and readers. The Advisory Board consists of Jean Barman, Wade Davis, Robin Fisher, Barry Gough, Hugh Johnston, Kathy Mezei, Patricia Roy, Maria Tippett, and Graeme Wynn. Provincial Government Patron (since September 2018): Creative BC. Honorary Patron: Yosef Wosk. Scholarly Patron: SFU Graduate Liberal Studies.

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Jerry Zaslove. Photo by Jeff Wall, courtesy Talonbooks

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