George Bowering is a prolific Canadian poet, fiction writer, playwright, essayist, literary critic, biographer, historian and editor. Having published well over eighty books, the respected writer remains one of the pranksters of Canadian literature, tirelessly experimenting and resisting critical definitions. While his varied oeuvre resists easy generalisations, both his fiction and poetry tend to be inspired by postmodernism, and Bowering himself is often treated as one of the most influential Canadian practitioners, theorists and supporters of postmodern writing. His works have been granted many awards and honours including the prestigious Governor General’s Award (for poetry in 1969; and for fiction in 1980), the Nichol Chapbook …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Rzepa, Agnieszka. "George Bowering". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 July 2013
[, accessed 28 September 2016.]