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Author Name:    PURDY, Al

Title:   Being Alive : Poems 1958-78. First Edition

Publisher:    McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1978, ISBN:0771072074 

Seller ID:   3793

PURDY, Al. Being Alive : Poems 1958-78. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart,(1978). Pp (10),11-208. 8vo, photo-illustrated grey cardcovers, with black , white & yellow lettering to spine. Alfred Wellington Purdy, OC, OOnt (b. December 30, 1918, Wooler, Ontario d. April 21, 2000, North Saanich, British Columbia). With Being Alive, the full scale of Al Purdy's achievement os finally visible. [...] The Poems of Al Purdy are lusty, elegiac, droll, sardonic, reflective. Here is a poet who has forged a muscular style and a voice uniquely his own - whether exploring profound human concerns with simplicity and gusto, or embellishing a but of rqaucous whimsy with grace and humour." - the rear. Includes "The Road to Newfoundland" (pp.34-5); and "Over the Hills in the Rain, My Dear" (pp.36-7), composed at L'Anse aux Meadows. Lightly rubbed, else very good. 25.00


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