A Dream of Sulphur

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From childhood scenes in Deep Creek to the restless migrations across Canada, A Dream of Sulphur explores the relationship between memory, language, and geography. As a grandmother battles memory loss, a Hungarian is exiled to Canada, the Tofino fishing industry collapses, or August fire in the Shuswap prompts the largest evacuation in B.C. history, the crucible image of a Libby's bean can captures the central theme of flux and the inevitable recasting of home.

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Overview

From childhood scenes in Deep Creek to the restless migrations across Canada, A Dream of Sulphur explores the relationship between memory, language, and geography. As a grandmother battles memory loss, a Hungarian is exiled to Canada, the Tofino fishing industry collapses, or August fire in the Shuswap prompts the largest evacuation in B.C. history, the crucible image of a Libby's bean can captures the central theme of flux and the inevitable recasting of home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773519084
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.33 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Perimeter 3
Irrigation Ditch 4
Teddy Tweed 6
Burnpile 8
Sand 10
Gasoline 11
A Dream of Sulphur 12
Reservoir Haiku 13
The Ground Up 17
Home Again 18
To the Plateau 20
A Portable View 21
Crossing the Narrows 22
The Crew 23
Eagle Bay Stone 25
The Sum 27
The Stanley 31
Under Hudson's Bay 33
Downtown Eastside 34
Replacing Ties in the Roger's Pass 35
Trout Lake Mines 37
Mt. Swansen 39
Fire on the Mountain 40
Tofino Sub Marine 45
Nightfall: This Side of Port Alberni 47
Off Saltspring 48
Planted: 1988 50
Port Renfrew: Thanksgiving Weekend 52
Pod 53
The Cottage 55
Island Elegy 57
East 61
Arc 63
La bicyclette 66
Postcards of an Old Vienna 68
Late Lunch 69
Tous les hommes sont morts 71
Things We Know 74
Mirage 75
Hungarian Brandy 77
Beauharnois 79
Laval 81
Matin rouge 84
Sleight of Hand 85
A Motorist's Elegy 86
The Bends 88
Apology 90
West 91
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