Harsh and Lovely Land: The Major Canadian Poets and the Making of a Canadian Tradition

Harsh and Lovely Land: The Major Canadian Poets and the Making of a Canadian Tradition

by Tom Marshall

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774801072
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 01/01/1979
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tom Marshall is associate professor of English at
Queen's University. He is former editor of Quarry and has published several books of poetry and literary criticism.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part One: Half-Breeds: The Pioneers

Dear Bad Poets: Tentative Approaches to the Canadian Space

Mountaineers and Swimmers: Roberts and Carman Revisited

Archibald Lampman: More Facts and Dreams

Half-Breeds: Duncan Campbell Scott

Weather: E.J. Pratt

Part Two: Inner Weather: The Modernists

Cross-Drafts: The Modernists

The nth Adam: A.M. Klein

The Mountaineer: Earle Birney

The Swimmer's Moment: Irving Layton

War Poets and Postwar Poets

Part Three: Perspective: The Inheritors

Space and Ancestors: Al Purdy

Perspective: Margaret Avison

Facts and Dreams Again

Poets of a Certain Age

Part Four: Quest into Darkness: The
Poet-Novelists

The Lake of Darkness: Douglas LePan's Roving Picket

A History of Us All: Leonard Cohen

Deeper Darkness, after Choreography: Michael Ondaatje

Arcana Canadiana: Gwendolyn MacEwen

Atwood under and above Water

Bourgeois and Arsonist: David Helwig

Conclusion

Index


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