Monday, 23 April 2007

This Day in LWOT History...

April 23, 2000

In support of the inaugural Northrop Frye Festival in Moncton, New Brunswick, the maritime edition of LWOT's spring issue features a fold-out poster of the renowned literary critic posing shirtless on the muddy banks of the Petitcodiac River.

Frye, one of the city’s most famous sons, grew up just two blocks away from the original offices of LWOT, and throughout his youth worked as a copy-boy for founding editor George Ross's editorial team. In fact, Frye credited the daily hoisting of paper-bales and ink-barrels as inspiring his future appreciation for physical fitness.

Only one-hundred copies of the Northrop Frye centerfold issue were printed, and it has since become a collector’s item among scholars of the suprisingly well-toned literary theorist. A near-mint copy recently set a record on internet auction site E-Bay as the most valuable non-golden-age issue ever sold.

To learn more about one of our country's most distinguished men of letters, visit here and here.

To sculpt your pecs like the father of new poetics, visit here.

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