Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa

Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page

bySandra Djwa

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2012

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Journey with No Maps is the first biography of P.K. Page, a brilliant twentieth-century poet and a fine artist. The product of over a decade's research and writing, the book follows Page as she becomes one of Canada's best-loved and most influential writers. "A borderline being," as she called herself, she recognized the new choices offered to women by modern life but followed only those related to her quest for self-discovery. Tracing Page's life through two wars, world travels, the rise of modernist and Canadian cultures, and later Sufi study, biographer Sandra Djwa details the people and events that inspired her work. Page's independent spirit propelled her from Canada to England, from work as a radio actress to a scriptwriter for the National Film Board, from an affair with poet F.R. Scott to an enduring marriage with diplomat Arthur Irwin. Page wrote her story in poems, fiction, diaries, librettos, and her visual art. Journey with No Maps reads like a novel, drawing on the poet's voice from interviews, diaries, letters, and writings as well as the voices of her contemporaries. With the vividness of a work of fiction and the thoroughness of scholarly dedication, Djwa illustrates the complexities of Page's private experience while also documenting her public emergence as an internationally known poet. It is both the captivating story of a remarkable woman and a major contribution to the study of Canada's literary and artistic history.
Title:Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. PageFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:MQUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773587772

ISBN - 13:9780773587779

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tedious This is a poorly written and fawning book about the poet P.K Page. The subject comes through as a vacuous and self centred person, though this would not have been the author's intent, but there is so little of interest here that it cannot be otherwise.
Date published: 2014-07-14