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Living in 'The Dish With One Spoon': Transdescendence and Convivance in Daniel Coleman's Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place

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Claire Omhovère

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The subtitle of Daniel Coleman's Yardwork acknowledges in place the existence of a form of life that his third book of non-fiction explores in exquisite detail. Born in 1961 in Ethiopia to a family of Canadian missionaries, Coleman came to Canada as a young adult to study literature and complete a university education. Now a professor of Canadian literature at McMaster University, he has also published outside the academic field. His 2003 memoir The Scent of Eucalyptus: A Missionary Childhood in Ethiopia was followed in 2009 by In Bed with the Word, an autobiographical essay in which he ponders the relevance of reading to his
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Claire Omhovère. Living in 'The Dish With One Spoon': Transdescendence and Convivance in Daniel Coleman's Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place. Canada and Beyond. A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies, 2020. ⟨hal-03164046⟩

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