Mental Hygiene by Ray Robertson
Essays on Writers and Writing

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One of today's best young novelists, Ray Robertson is also one of its ablest critics. Mental Hygiene is a collection of his most entertaining, insightful, controversial, and funniest reviews and essays written over the last five years. Believing that "writers have a responsibility to help maintain the mental hygiene of their time," Robertson, following in the footsteps of Mordecai Richler and other novelist-critics such as Anthony Burgess, Kingsley and Martin Amis and John Updike, is at the front line of contemporary literary debate. Whether castigating the bland cabal he refers to as McCanlit, poking fun at the trendy ephemera of intellectual fashion or arguing for his own unique fictional aesthetic, Robertson pulls no punches and suffers no fools.

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Ray Robertson has published three acclaimed novels, Home Movies (1997), Heroes (2000) and Moody Food (2002). He is a frequent book reviewer for the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail and can be seen regularly on TVO's Imprint.
Published August 1, 2003 by Insomniac Pr. 208 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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