Title POETRY IN CANADA: THE FIRST THREE STEPS
Publisher Ryerson, Toronto, (1958), Ist edition.
Seller ID 8636
166 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "The object of this book is to provide a usable tool whereby readers who do not have a general knowlege of (pre-1960s) Canadian poetry may easily acquire some understanding of it..." Discusses the work of Bliss Carman, Oliver Goldsmith, Ralph Gustafson, Joseph Howe, Archibald Lampman, P.K. Page, E.J. Pratt, A.J.M. Smith, Duncan Campbell Scott, Charles Sangster, Raymond Knister and others under the headings - Immigrant Poetry, Its Natu r e a n d S i g n i ficance; Pioneer Poetry, the Beginning of Indigenous Verse; The Significance of Pioneer Poetry; Extensions of Pioneer Poetry; The Sixties Group, the Second Step; The Significance of the Sixties Poetry; Modification and Transiti on ; T he T hi r ti es G ro up , the Third Step; The Significance of the Thirties Poetry; Notes. Tiny spec on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light soiling, light fading to spine and edges, 1/2" cut to front panel ne ar s pin e, tin y clo sed te ar to bottom of rear flap fold. NF/VG-