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1 RASHLEY, R.E Paso Por Aqui
Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1973, 
RASHLEY, R.E. Paso Por Aqui. (Fredericton, NB: Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1973). Pp 31. 8vo, stapled printed card covers. Very slight penciling, else vg. 15.00

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2 PRATT, E.J.). RASHLEY, R.E. RASHLEY, R.E. Poetry in Canada: The First Three Steps. First Edition.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958, 
(PRATT, E.J.). RASHLEY, R.E. Poetry in Canada: The First Three Steps. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1958). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xvii,(1),1-166. 8vo, green cloth. Watters p.936, Rhodenizer p.1015, O'Dea 3351. Much on Pratt."[...] shows that the poets discussed were as Canadian as they could be at the time and thus tends to correct the over emphasis on the importance of the work of the 'new poets'." - Rhodenizer. "The object of this book is to provide a usable tool whereby readers who do not have a general knowledge of Canadian poetry may easily acquire some understanding of it. The study has been guided by three aims. It has tried to meet a criticism, made either directly or by implication, that Canadian poetry is unrelated to life in Canada by showing, througn examination of poetry and related material, that quite the opposite is true, that Canadian poetry has been, from the beginning, a proper and adequate voice of its times. It has also tried to meet another criticism, that Canadian poetry is a trivial accomplishment falling below what society might expect of it, by showing that it is, in effect, created by the Canadian society, that it does have native elements, and that it is, itself, one measure of society's accomplishment. These two considerations have necessitated an attempt to discover what is native, either in the poetry itself or in the kind of development which it has followed, the extent to which, in responding to foreign influences, it has also responded to internal creative pressures. One aim, then, is sociological. An examination of poetry in the light of this aim has produced a new concept of its growthas a sequence of three groups or stages of development, so a second aim is historical, to present and substantiate this concept of the development of native verse. The main interest in poetry, however, springs from its value as poetry. If it is an expression of social consciousness, presumably the best poetry is the best expression and one must seek the best; literary valuations are inevitable. A third aim, then, is evaluation of poetry. These three aims have supported and sustained each other, and it is hoped that no confusion will arise from their combined presence." - from the introduction. Chapters: 1. Immigrant Poetry, Its Nature and Significance; 2. Pioneer Poetry, The Beginning of Indigenous Verse; 3. The Significance of Pioneer Poetry; 4. Extensions of Pioneer Poetry; 5. The Sixties Group, The Second Step; 6. The Significance of the Sixties Poetry; 7. Modification and Transition; 8. T he Thirties Group, The Third Step; 9. The Significance of the Thirties Poetry. With notes and index. William Wifrid Campbell, Bliss Carman, W.H. Drummond, Louis Dudek, Oliver Goldsmith, Ralph Gustafson, Joseph Howe, Raymond Knister, Archibald Lampman, Dorothy Livesay, Alexander McLachlan, P.K. Page, Marjorie Pickthall, E.J. Pratt, Charles G.D. Roberts, Charles Sangster, A.J.M. Smith, Duncan Campbell Scott, and others. Very good in rubbed, nicked dustjacket. 20.00

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