Eternal Conversations: Remembering Louis Dudek by Louis CollinsEternal Conversations: Remembering Louis Dudek by Louis Collins

Eternal Conversations: Remembering Louis Dudek

EditorLouis Collins, Gnarowski, Skarstedt

Paperback | October 1, 2003

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Louis Dudek, poet, professor, editor, publisher, translator and legendary Canadian man of letters, passed away on March 22, 2001. Shortly after his death, many of the people whose lives he had touched, from family members to distinguished writers, voiced the same proposal: there must be a tribute. Dudek's influence was vast and his accomplishments breathtaking — from revolutionizing this country's small press movement (First Statement, Contact Press, CIV/n, Delta and Delta Canada) and editing such ground-breaking anthologies as Canadian Poems: 1850-1952 (with Irving Layton), Poetry of Our Time and The Making of Modern Poetry in Canada (with Michael Gnarowski), to authoring many remarkably eloquent volumes of poetry and criticism. He was also known as 'The Great Encourager' during his decades at McGill University, publishing the first books of such poets as Leonard Cohen. Robin Blaser called Dudek "Canada's most important — that is to say, consequential modern voice." Les éditions Triptyque wrote that "Louis Dudek se situe au premier rang." This collection of essays, poems, rare photographs, facsimiles of letters and manuscripts, simultaneously celebrates Dudek's life and offers fresh illuminations on his life's work.

Louis Dudek, born in Montreal, was educated both at McGill and Columbia University. In New York, as a young poet, he corresponded extensively with Ezra Pound. Back in Montreal, he joined the McGill faculty, where his lectures on literature became legendary. In combination with other key figures in the first and second waves of Canadian...
Title:Eternal Conversations: Remembering Louis DudekFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.66 inPublished:October 1, 2003Publisher:DC BOOKSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0919688756

ISBN - 13:9780919688759

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