Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen

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Harper Collins, Jan 1, 1995 - Authors, Canadian - 416 pages
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User Review  - deliriumslibrarian - LibraryThing

I have a love-hate relationship wiuth this book: I love Rosemary Sullivan's writing, but I have this deep-seated fear of becoming Gwen MacEwen, and not really knowing it until I'm found dead and cat ... Read full review

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User Review  - Henry - Goodreads

This is an account of the life of Gwendolyn MacEwan, who wrote plays, books of poetry, and history. Her life was one of material poverty, while she struggled with the fear of going mad, alcoholism ... Read full review


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ROSEMARY SULLIVAN is an acclaimed biographer, poet and editor. She is the author of nine books of non-fiction, including Villa Air-Bel, which was awarded a Canadian Jewish Book Award; Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion and Romantic Obsession; By Heart: Elizabeth Smart--A Life and the #1 bestseller The Red Shoes: Margaret Atwood, Starting Out. Her biography of Gwendolyn MacEwen, Shadow Maker, won the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-fiction, the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award, the Toronto Book Award and the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography. Sullivan's journalistic pieces have won her a National Magazine Awards silver medal and a Western Journalism first prize for travelogue; her academic honours include Killam, Trudeau and Guggenheim fellowships. She lives in Toronto, where she is a professor of English at the University of Toronto.

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