Al Purdy: Essays on His Works

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Linda Rogers
Utp Distribution, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 165 pages
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Al Purdy struggled initially as a poet, yet persevered and thrived along with his burgeoning Canadian culture. This collection of essays mixes literary appreciation with qualification, portraying Purdy's growth as an artist-which so paralleled that of his nation, along with his self-absorption and that of his country as they gazed at themselves in the mirror of the 20th century. The poet's candour and the sweeping canvas of his Canada are inspiring.

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About the author (2002)

Linda Rogers and her husband, Rick perform songs and stories at schools, libraries and festivals all over the map. They have four children and two grandchildren. Linda writes adult fiction and poetry and teaches Creative Writing at Camosun College and on line at "Writers in Electronic Residence," which links up young writers across the country.

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