Title: At the World's Edge: Curt Lang's Vancouver: ...
Publisher: Mother Tongue Publishing
Book Condition: As New
Almost in new condition. Book shows only very slight signs of use. Cover and binding are undamaged and pages show minimal use. Bookseller Inventory # G1896949177I2N00
Synopsis: This book tells the story of a man and a city. Curt Lang was a legend in Vancouver. An intellectual and a catalyst, he spanned many worlds. As a teenager, he met Malcolm Lowry and became friends with Al Purdy. In his twenties, Curt was a beat, who published poetry and painted. He was friends with many writers?Peter Trower, John Newlove, and artists, Fred Douglas, David Marshall. He became a street photographer (the National Gallery has some of his prints). Then in his thirties, he built boats and fished when the money in that industry was so good, the scene in Prince Rupert was like a Gold Rush. In his forties, he became involved in the high tech industry. He was awarded a number of patents and started several companies. He developed hardware and software for the railroad industry which today is used all over North America. Curt Lang?s life illuminates the evolving history of Vancouver. The book is part history, part memoir. The correspondence between Al Purdy and Curt Lang (never before published) reveals much about both their characters. Claudia was a friend of Curt?s, so she also has her own memories and conversations with him to draw on.
Finalist for the 2012 City of Vancouver Book Award
Curt Langs life energetically parallels the evolving history of Vancouver from the hip subculture years to the electronic postmodern 1990s. An intellectual and a catalyst he knew Malcolm Lowry, Al Purdy, John Newlove, Fred Douglas. He was a poet, painter and in his thirties, he built boats and fished when the money in that industry was so good, the scene in Prince Rupert was like a Gold Rush. In his forties, he became involved in the high-tech industry, where he developed hardware and software for the railroad industry that today is used all over North America. The book includes a portfolio of 40 rare 1972 Vancouver street photographs.
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