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Open Book Toronto Quizzes Edward Nixon on his Likes, Dislikes, and Everything In Between

The Fissures of Our ThroatsOn November 27, Edward Nixon took on Open Book’s version of the Proust Questionnaire. The Proust Questionnaire, while not invented by Marcel Proust, was a popular game with the French author and many of his contemporaries. The “purpose” of the questionnaire is to uncover, through unconventional questions you don’t normally find in an interview, an author’s “true” nature.

Nixon answers questions like “What is your chief characteristic? What is your principal fault? What faults in others are you most tolerant of? What do you value most about your friends? What characteristic do you dislike most in others? What characteristic do you dislike most in yourself? What is your favourite virtue?”

His answers include “Loyalty. Sarcasm. Extrovert. Lack of curiosity. Not suffering fools gladly. Impatience. Love.” but not all of them in that order.

To read the full interview and to find out his answers to the Proust Questionnaire, you’ll have to visit Open Book at: http://www.openbooktoronto.com/news/proust_questionnaire_with_edward_nixon

The Fissures of Our Throats, recently published by Guernica Editions, is Edward Nixon’s first book of poetry. The Fissures of Our Throats flirts with the desire to recall and translate the past into some new, possible story. The poems resist and embrace lyric, but welcome a seeing into and through. There is flesh here, even romance, doubting and restless. Things can be told or surmised, but not settled on. There is a reluctant willingness to reveal, to misunderstand these words as memoir. To have fun in the darker corners.

The Fissures of Our Throats is available on the Guernica Editions website at: http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550719932

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