Dr. McLuhan – You’ve Hurt My Feelings, Sir:
In The Demanding Age: An Anthology of Assorted Contemporary Literature (1970 Toronto: McGraw-Hill Book Company of Canada Limited), edited by Ronald Side and Ralph Greenfield, there is a letter to Marshall McLuhan with curious notes on the back. In the volume is reprinted The Reversal of the Overheated Image.
The letter is from Irma Coucill, of Toronto, who was apparently connected with the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, according to Eric McLuhan, and reads:
Dr. Marshall McLuhan
3 Wychwood Park
I am not a cyclops, nor a one-eyed
You’ve hurt my feelings, sir.
391 Broadway Ave
Turd that turned hairy in idend (identity?) quest
(?) Mrs. Smog-butz went into retrograde (?) and turned turtle
(?) for somatic somnabules in dumpest mud of
The sesquapalan bog of the labyrinth
New grammar for new garbage
Thanks for reading,