Entry updated 27 February 2023. Tagged: Author.
(? -? ) Canadian author of The Chronicle of Kan-Uk the Kute [for subtitle see checklist below] (1918), a Satirical description of World War One, couched in quasi-Biblical cadences. The distortions in the spelling of names and places, and the explicit provenance given in the subtitle, make it clear that Kan-Uk has written down his tale at some point in the Near Future just after the war has ended (the book itself was issued before the end of conflict), and that his "scroll" has been discovered, and published, much later (see Ruins and Futurity). [JC]
Frank Burne Black
- The Chronicle of Kan-Uk the Kute: Being a Copy of a Scroll Inscribed by him, What Time he did Travelling in his Caravan throughout the Land of Kan-a-da and of Am-er-Eka in the Days of the Great War, and Now Given to the World by its Finder (New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1918) [hb/uncredited]
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