Talk:Robert Bringhurst

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Starting Major Revision[edit]

Today I am starting a major overhaul of this article. In line with BLP guidelines, I will be removing all libellous and unsourced information. Special attention will be given to the Haida section, because this "controversy" seems inflated to me, or at best poorly sourced. Everything I've been able to find about Mr. Bringhurst implies that his translations are widely acclaimed.

Some minor biographical details will be changed along with some minor mistakes in the bibliographical information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rawlangs (talkcontribs) 20:00, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

NPOV and BLP Compliance[edit]

Just finished deleting everything that wasn't BLP compliant or did not conform to NPOV. Will begin replacing content soon. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rawlangs (talkcontribs) 23:38, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Poetry Section, Bibliography[edit]

I have added two new titles to the Poetry section, both of which are called Selected Poems. Three of Bringhurst's works have been published under this name. All three are collections of his poetry, but all three are substantially different in content and organization. The first is Canadian, the second is a British localized edition, and the third is an upcoming American edition. These are different enough from each other that I believe they deserve their own separate listings. Since all three editions might be in print simultaneously, I believe they should each receive their own listings. --Rawlangs (talk) 03:24, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Reverting edit by AlviraA[edit]

The recent edit by AlviraA was not suitable for inclusion in the article for the following reasons:

- The edit does not adhere to WP:UNDUE guidelines. "An article should not give undue weight to any aspects of the subject but should strive to treat each aspect with a weight appropriate to its significance to the subject." While the content of “Why There Are Pages and Why They Must Turn” may be interesting to the editor, this six page essay is almost insignificant compared to the larger works published by Bringhurst. It certainly does not deserve its own section.

- The edit does not adhere to WP:WHIM guidelines. Specifically, the edit is a summary-only description of this essay, which is unsuitable for inclusion on wikipedia. Importantly: "merely being true, or even verifiable, does not automatically make something suitable for inclusion in the encyclopedia".

- The bibliography section does not include a section for essays by, or partly by Bringhurst. Also, essay is clearly not a work edited by Bringhurst, it is a work by Bringhurst. So far, the Bibliography is a list of major, book length works by Bringhurst. Thus, I have removed "Bringhurst, R. (2008). Why There Are Pages and Why They Must Turn. World Literature Today, Vol 82 (5), p. 20-26." from the bibliography. It does not belong where it is, and has nowhere to go. This content should be included when AlviraA or another editor creates an essay section on the article. I have a feeling a list of his minor works will more than double the length of the bibliography.

--Rawlangs (talk) 19:49, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

Hey Yworo, thanks for your attention to the article. I'll try to find a better reference than the University of Western Ontario article. I'm betting there will be something in print, maybe in a biographical note in one of his books. I appreciate the nudge to get that extra reference in there. I've got around 400 edits under my belt, so I can't say my etiquette is spot on yet. Feel free to give me pointers and know I meant no offence. --Rawlangs (talk) 23:11, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

No offense taken. I did do an online search but turned up nothing. It'd be nice to know what year he became a Canadian citizen and add the details to the article text. Yworo (talk) 23:28, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I've read something with those details at some point. I'll dig and add it if and when I find it. --Rawlangs (talk) 23:30, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
Cool. Yworo (talk) 23:41, 26 November 2012 (UTC)