Day and Night

August 1, 2011|
Day and Night by Dorothy Livesay
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Day and Night was Dorothy Livesay?s first Governor General?s Award-winning title and her first book as an established Vancouver writer. Day and Night emerged out of the struggles of the depression and the societal changes brought about as a result of the Second World War. It was one of the first books with Vancouver content to be awarded the Governor General?s Award for poetry. This new edition of Day and Night provides an opportunity to revisit Livesay?s work in the context of the 125th Anniversary of Vancouver?s founding. It is an excellent example of Vancouver?s role in the literary and social history of Canada and serves to demonstrate the interrelationship between the city and the rest of Canada. Livesay?s notion of social justice is paramount and the struggles faced as a country are exemplified in poems such as ?West Coast? which speaks to the struggle of life during the time of the Second World War.
Dorothy Livesay was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on October 12, 1909. Educated at the University of Toronto and the Sorbonne, she worked in left politics during the 1930s. As a teacher, she worked in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) from 1959 to 1963. She then taught as a writer-in-residence at a number of universities, including the Universi...
Title:Day and Night
Product dimensions:72 pages, 8.53 X 5.49 X 0.24 in
Shipping dimensions:72 pages, 8.53 X 5.49 X 0.24 in
Published:August 1, 2011
Publisher:Oolichan Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780889822818

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