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Author Name:    ANDERSON, Patrick

Title:   White Centre. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1946, 

Seller ID:   84959

ANDERSON, Patrick. The White Centre. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (May 1946). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-viii,(2),1-72,(2). 8vo, white paper covered boards, red lettering to front board and spine, with a matching dustjacket. Watters p.7, Rhodenizer p.946. Patrick John MacAllister Anderson (1915-1979) was an English-born Canadian poet. He taught in McGill University between1940 and 1950. "Patrick Anderson was educated at Oxford, where he was a Sc holar of his College and President of the Union, and at Columbia, where he held a Commonwealth Fellowship. For the past six years he has lived in Montreal, teaching everything from English to hockey at a private school and taking an active part in literary and political movements. He was one of the founders of Preview, and is now an editor of Northern Review. In addition to the subjective poetry for which he is probably best known, he has writtenplays lor a left-wing puppet theatre, also taking several of the parts, pu blished a Victory Broadsheet, given many lectures and readings, and generally tried to establish a closer relation between poet and public. In 1944 hereceived the magazine Poetry's Fellowship Award for verse of social conten t. " from the dj. Contents: "Landscape", "Railway Station", "Mother's Boy","Portrait", "Lovers", "Bombing Berlin", "The Mirror", "The Khaki Beam", "L ate Working", "The Wives", "Armaments Worker", "The Machine", "In the Hospital", "Arnhem", "Order Medical Examination", "Winter In Montreal"(pp.24-26), "Poem on Canada" [pp29-45, with parts. I. Pre-Conquest, II. The Coming ofthe White Man, III.The Country Still Unpossessed, IV.The River [St.Lawrenc e], V. Cold Colloquy], "Wild Duck", "Canoe", "Camp", "Sleighride", "Ski Train", "Dancer", "Boy In a Russian Blouse" "The Drunk", "Shopping", "Night Rising", "Childhood Memory", "Snow and Sleep", "Children Drinking Milk", "At the Ballet", "First Day of Spring, 1944", "The Statues ". Very good in browned dustjacket. 35.00


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