Open Country: Canadian Poetry In English by Robert LeckerOpen Country: Canadian Poetry In English by Robert Lecker

Open Country: Canadian Poetry In English

byRobert Lecker

Paperback | August 24, 2007

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Open Country: Canadian Literature in English: Canadian Poetry is a contemporary showcase of the country's writing. The collection includes extensive annotations that offer new interpretive possibilities for the study and appreciation of Canadian literature.

Editor Robert Lecker provides an unparalleled view of Canada's literary evolution. This volume brings together poetry by 58 authors who gained prominence between 1825 and the present, with an emphasis on contemporary writers and a focus on identity, race, gender, and sexuality. It also includes the complete texts of well-known long poems such as Isabella Valancy Crawford's Malcolm's Katie, Earle Birney's David, and Robert Kroetsch's Seed Catalogue.

Organized chronologically, the works of each author are introduced by a detailed bio-critical essay that provides background information about the influences and ideas shaping the selected works as well as the author's career. Open Country: Canadian Literature in English: Canadian Poetry combines recognized works in the Canadian canon with innovative challenges to the tradition, creating a dynamic balance between the established and the new.

Robert Lecker is currently a professor at McGill University where his current research includes canonicity, literary history, readership and Contemporary Canadian fiction.
Title:Open Country: Canadian Poetry In EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:702 pages, 9 × 5.9 × 0.9 inPublished:August 24, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Acknowledgements Oliver Goldsmith (1794-1861) The Rising Village Charles Sangster (1822-1893) From The St. Lawrence and the Saguenay Isabella Valancy Crawford (1850-1887) Malcolms Katie: A Love Story The Rose The Dark Stag The Canoe The Lily Bed Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943) The Tantramar Revisited The Furrow The Sower The Potato Harvest The Waking Earth The Cow Pasture When Milking-Time Is Done Frogs The Pea-Fields The Mowing The Winter Fields The Flight of the Geese O Solitary of the Austere Sky Bliss Carman (1861-1929) Low Tide on Grand Pré A Northern Vigil By the Aurelian Wall I Loved Thee, Atthis, in the Long Ago Vestigia The Winter Scene E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) A Cry from an Indian Wife The Idlers The Pilot of the Plains The Cattle Thief Ojistoh The Corn Husker Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) The Railway Station In October Heat Winter Evening Among the Timothy The FrogsMorning on the Lièvres In November The City of the End of Things Winter Uplands At the Long Sault: May, 1660 Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947) The Onondaga Madonna The Piper of Arll Night Hymns on Lake Nipigon The Forsaken On the Way to the Mission The Height of Land At Gull Lake: August, 1810 E.J. Pratt (1882-1964) Newfoundland The Highway From Stone to Steel The Man and the Machine The Submarine The Truant Still Life Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922) Dream River The Pool Improvisation on the Flute Mirandas Tomb The Spell The Princess in the Tower W.W.E. Ross (1894-1966) Lovers Wild Rose Curving, the Moon The Diver Good Angels First Snow F.R. Scott (1899-1985) North Stream Laurentian Shield Lakeshore A Grain of Rice National Identity A Lass in Wonderland A.J.M. Smith (1902-1980) The Lonely Land A Hyacinth for Edith Prothalamium Like an Old Proud King in a Parable Noctambule The Archer Metamorphosis The Wisdom of Old Jelly Roll Earle Birney (1904-1995) David Anglosaxon Street Vancouver Lights Bushed The Bear on the Delhi Road Can. Lit. El Greco: Espolio November Walk Near False Creek Mouth A.M. Klein (1909-1972) Design for Mediaeval Tapestry Heirloom Autobiographical Portrait of the Poet as Landscape The Rocking Chair Dorothy Livesay (1909-1996) Green Rain Day and Night London Revisited: 1946 Bartok and the Geranium Lament The Three Emilys The Notations of Love Anne Wilkinson (1910-1961) Summer Acres Lake Song Lens In June and Gentle Oven Letter to My Children Variations on a Theme Irving Layton (1912-2006) The Swimmer Composition in Late Spring The Birth of Tragedy The Fertile Muck Whatever Else Poetry Is Freedom For Mao Tse-Tung: A Meditation on Flies and Kings A Tall Man Executes a Jig To the Victims of the Holocaust P.K. Page (1916-) The Stenographers Stories of Snow The Permanent Tourists Arras Photos of a Salt Mine T-Bar After Rain Cooks Mountains After Reading Albino Pheasants Margaret Avison (1918-) Snow The Apex Animal Strong Yellow, for Reading Aloud Meeting Together of Poles and Latitudes (in Prospect) Searching and Sounding Just Left or The Night Margaret Laurence Died Al Purdy (1918-2000) The Country North of Belleville The Cariboo Horses Home-Made Beer When I Sat Down to Play the Piano Trees at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Gothic Lament for the Dorsets At the Quinte Hotel The Horseman of Agawa Piling Blood Say the Names Raymond Souster (1921-) Young Girls Study: The Bath Two Dead Robins The Six-Quart Basket Get the Poem Outdoors Robin Blaser (1925-) The Medium Image-Nation 12 (Actus The Truth Is Laughter 6 Image-Nation 21 (territory Robert Kroetsch (1927-) Meditation on Tom Thomson Pumpkin: A Love Poem Stone Hammer Poem Seed Catalogue Phyllis Webb (1927-) Lament Breaking Making Poetics Against the Angel of Death From Naked Poems:Suite 1 Suite 2 Rilke Treblinka Gas Chamber Heidegger, notes of music "Atte