Attack of the Copula Spiders

This collection is a call-to-arms for all lovers of English, and Attack of the Copula Spiders our best defense against the assaults of a post-literate age.

Attack of the Copula Spiders

A GLOBE & MAIL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR 2012 “Glover is a master of narrative structure.” —Wall Street Journal In the tradition of E.M. Forster, John Gardner, and James Wood, Douglas Glover has produced a book on writing at once erudite, anecdotal, instructive, and amusing. Attack of the Copula Spiders represents the accumulated wisdom of a remarkable literary career: novelist, short story writer, essayist, teacher and mentor, Glover has for decades been asking the vital questions. How does the way we read influence the way we write? What do craft books fail to teach aspiring writers about theme, about plot and subplot, about constructing point of view? How can we maintain drama on the level of the sentence—and explain drama in the sentences of others? What is the relationship of form and art? How do you make words live? Whether his subject is Alice Munro, Cervantes, or the creative writing classroom, Glover’s take is frank and fresh, demonstrating again and again that graceful writers must first be strong readers. This collection is a call-to-arms for all lovers of English, and Attack of the Copula Spiders our best defense against the assaults of a post-literate age. Douglas Glover is the award-winning author of five story collections, four novels, and two works of non-fiction. He is currently on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program. Praise for Douglas Glover "So sharp, so evocative, that the reader sees well beyond the tissue of words into ... the author's poetic grace." - The New Yorker "Glover invents his own assembly of critical approaches and theories that is eclectic, personal, scholarly, and smart ... a direction for future literary criticism to take." - The Denver Quarterly "A ribald, raunchy wit with a talent for searing self-investigation." - The Globe and Mail "Knotty, intelligent, often raucously funny." - Maclean's "Passionately intricate." - The Chicago Tribune "Darkly humorous, simultaneously restless and relentless." - Kirkus Reviews

Gained Ground

In Attack of the Copula Spiders and Other Essays on Writing, 105–14. Windsor:
Biblioasis. Harrison, Dick. 1977. Unnamed Country: The Struggle for a Canadian
Prairie Fiction. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. Hiebert, Paul. 1969 (1947).

Gained Ground

Compares the cultural productions of Canada and the US - literature, but also film, opera, and even theme parks - providing a reassessment of Canadian Studies within a comparative framework.

Bad News of the Heart

A seeing-eye dog leads a blind man into a frozen river, a southern Baptist loses his memory and finds true love in Bel Air, an obese dot.com executive has "anorgasmic" latex sex with her CEO, and a homeless man in New York creates an ...

Bad News of the Heart

A seeing-eye dog leads a blind man into a frozen river, a southern Baptist loses his memory and finds true love in Bel Air, an obese dot.com executive has "anorgasmic" latex sex with her CEO, and a homeless man in New York creates an intellectual universe based on Post-it notes stuck to the inside of his cardboard box shelter--Douglas Glover's stories are wildly inventive, deadpan comedies of our universal human catastrophe. They are sly, demanding and wise--stories about language, desire and love (in a very dark place). The humor veers from the wry and sardonic to the salacious, mordant and playful. And always there are moments of such stark emotional intimacy that the reader slides, almost without noticing, from laughter to lament.

Thomas Bernhard s Afterlives

In Attack of the Copula Spiders and Other Essays on Writing. Windsor, Ont.:
Biblioasis, 2012. Gooblar, David. The Major Phases of Philip Roth. New York:
Continuum, 2011. Gößling, Andreas. “Auslöschung.” In Bernhard-Handbuch,
Leben ...

Thomas Bernhard s Afterlives

In his prose fiction, memoirs, poetry, and drama, Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989)--one of the 20th century's most uniquely gifted writers--created a new and radical style, seemingly out of thin air. His books never “tell a story” in the received sense. Instead, he rages on the page, he rants and spews vitriol about the moral failures of his homeland, Austria, in the long amnesiac aftermath of the Second World War. Yet this furious prose, seemingly shapeless but composed with unparalleled musicality, and taxing by conventional standards, has been powerfully echoed in many writers since Bernhard's death in 1989. These explorers have found in Bernhard's singular accomplishment new paths for the expression of life and truth. Thomas Bernhard's Afterlives examines the international mobilization of Bernhard's style. Writers in Italian, German, Spanish, Hungarian, English, and French have succeeded in making Bernhard's Austrian vision an international vision. This book tells that story.

Rethinking Juan Rulfo s Creative World

'Pedro, the Uncanny' appears in Douglas Glover's publication, Attack of the
Copula Spiders: And Other Essays on Writing (Biblioasis, 2012). There are many
other so-called graveyard texts — Declan Kiberd cites Edgar Lee Masters's
Spoon ...

Rethinking Juan Rulfo   s Creative World

Though primarily known for his haunting, enigmatic novel Pedro Páramo and the unrelenting depictions of the failures of post-revolutionary Mexico in his short story collection, El Llano en llamas, Juan Rulfo also worked as scriptwriter on various collaborative film projects and his powerful interventions in the area of documentary photography ensure that he continues to inspire interest worldwide. Bringing together some of the most significant names in Rulfian scholarship, this anthology engages with the complexity and diversity of Rulfo’s cultural production. The essays in the collection bring the Rulfian texts into dialogues with other cultural traditions and techniques including the Japanese Noh or "mask" plays and modernist experimentation in the Irish language. They also deploy diverse theoretical frameworks that range from Roland Barthes’ work on studium and punctum in photography to Henri Lefebvre’s ideas on space and spatiality and the postmodern insights of Jean Baudrillard on the nature of the simulacrum and the hyperreal. In this way, innovative approaches are brought to bear on the Rulfian texts as a way of illuminating the rich tensions and anxieties they evoke about Mexico, about history, about art and about the human condition.

The New Quarterly

Such was the case with Douglas Glover ' s “ Copula Spiders : Thoughts on
Writing Well in a Post - Literate Age ” in our last ... though initially despairing ,
ultimately hopeful essay , “ The Attack of the Copula Spiders : TNQs and now ,
once and ...

The New Quarterly


Comparative Studies of the Courtship and Mating Behavior of Tropical Araneid Spiders

This factor seems to be as important in ensuring successful insertions to spiders
of group B as it is to spiders of group C . The ... In most cases the copulation was
terminated by a female brushoff and males were regularly attacked by females at
this stage . ... Males of several of the group B Argiope species died in copula .

Comparative Studies of the Courtship and Mating Behavior of Tropical Araneid Spiders


Ecology Abstracts

10525 - D20 Genital mechanics and sexual selection in the spider Nesticus
cellulanus ( Araneae : Nesticidae ) . ... the first time the method of freeze - fixation
of the spiders in copula by liquid nitrogen and subsequent preparation of serial
sections ... eggs were provided as prey for A. exsertus adult females at 10 , 20 ,
30 , and 40 ° C , the attack rate ( E- ) decreased with an increasing number of
prey eggs .

Ecology Abstracts


Proceedings

Proceedings


Pacific Insects Monograph

This factor seems to be as important in ensuring successful insertions to spiders
of group B as it is to spiders of group C . The major , and ... We noted that the
intention movement of wrapping attack was made by the female at the moment of
insertion , but attack ... of several of the group B Argiope species died in copula .

Pacific Insects Monograph


Contributions from the Laboratories

One may look in vain , however , for any reduction of the copula tory styles or for
the appearance of the smallest ... The closure of the genital apertures nearly
always follows parasitic attack in spider crab and hermit crab ; but they never ...

Contributions from the Laboratories


Contributions from the Laboratory of Entomology

One may look in vain , however , for any reduction of the copula tory styles or for
the appearance of the smallest rudiments of swimmerets . The closure of the
genital apertures nearly always follows parasitic attack in spider crab and hermit
crab ...

Contributions from the Laboratory of Entomology


Contributions from the Laboratory of Entomology

One may look in vain , however , for any reduction of the copula tory styles or for
the appearance of the smallest ... The closure of the genital apertures nearly
always follows parasitic attack in spider crab and hermit crab ; but they never ...

Contributions from the Laboratory of Entomology


Memoirs of the Queensland Museum

... involved the spider descending to the substrate NON - CONTACT and carrying
pieces of vermiculite back to the Attack . ... Twenty days after copula- of female
predatory behaviour and stimulation of tion , the female laid eggs and
constructed ...

Memoirs of the Queensland Museum


Clinical Parasitology E Book

... characteristics, 278t Schistosoma spp., quantitation, 33 Schistosomes, copula,
280f Schistosomiasis, 280b Schizonts Cryptosporidium ... solium, 243b
Scorpions, 307 adult scorpion, 307f features, 307t attack, complications (
development), 308b clinical symptoms, 308b ... (examination), 8 preservation,
impact, 3 processing, 8-9 focus, 15-34 submission types, identification, 9b
Spiders, 305 adult spiders, ...

Clinical Parasitology   E Book

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The Natural History of Wicken Fen

The two insects may remain in copula for a longer or a shorter period . ... Dr E .
Nielsen considers that some of the species which attack spiders first paralyse
their host by stinging and then can place their eggs in the desired position with ...

The Natural History of Wicken Fen


Green s Manual of Pathology and Morbid Anatomy

Thus , it is said that venom contains a copula capable of activating a complement
already present in the body . ... animals , such as scorpions , spiders , and
centipedes , also possess the power of secreting poisons , useful in attack or
defence .

Green s Manual of Pathology and Morbid Anatomy


Hawk moths of Great Britain and Europe

The birds immediately attacked the Lime Hawks . and devoured them , after first
pecking them to pieces , but when they touched the Eyed Hawk and ... was used
to being offered all kinds of insects , including quite large spiders and butterflies ,
eventually overcame its fear , killed the moth and ate it . ... The males assemble to
the virgin females and the pairs remain in copula for a full twenty - four hours .

Hawk moths of Great Britain and Europe


Entomologica Americana

The durations in copula were 19 , 7 , 14 , 3 , 5 , 5 , 4 , 22 , and 1 minutes
respectively . ... The spiders walked on the ceiling as well as on the walls of the
cage so that copulation and courtship were as apt to occur there as on the floor .
... However , this is not a characteristic of that sex alone , for although I did see
two females attack and eat males , I saw four instances of males attacking and
eating females .

Entomologica Americana