Afterworlds. First Edition.

By: MacEWEN, Gwendolyn

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MacEWEN, Gwendolyn. Afterworlds. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1987).First Edition. Pp (14),13-125,(1). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with red lettering to front & spine. Gwendolyn Margaret MacEwen (b. September 1,1941, Toronto – d. November 29, 1987, Toronto) was a Canadian poet and nov elist. Winner of the 1987 Governor General's Award for English-language poetry. "'Afterworlds' is Gwendolyn MacEwen's first book of new poetry in fiveyears, her first since the highly praised 'T.E. Lawrence Poems'. In this v irtuoso new work, the poems range from simple lyrical statements through nostalgic comedy to deeply moving political meditations. At the centre of thebook, two long works, 'Letters to Josef in Jerusalem' and 'Terror and Ereb us' (the acclaimed verse drama about the Franklin expedition), demonstrate clearly why George Woodcock has said: 'Ther are few Canadian poets with a grasp as broad as MacEwen's of the poetic dimensions of history'." - from the rear cover. Includes the following poems: Part I: Ancient Slang: "The Grand Dance", "The White Horse", "Late Song", "The Music", "The Death of the Loch Ness Monster", "Blue", "Polaris", "Genesis 2", "Stones and Angels", "Thunderbirds", "Vacuum Genesis". Part II: Anarchy: "The Lamb", "The Garden ofthe Thieves", "Niagara Daredevil, 37, Buried Near the Falls", "Red Curtain s", "The Wah Mai Cafe", "You Can Study It If You Want", "Let Me Make This Perfectly Clear", "But". Part III: Apocalypse: "Terror and Erebus", "Lettersto Josef in Jerusalem". Part IV: Afterimages: "Manitou Poem", "Grey Owl's Poem", "The Names", "The Name of the Night", "Seeing Eye Dogs", "The Park, Twenty Years Later", "The Yellow House", "Fireworks", "Eva Braun Reflecting, 1987", "In the Garden of the Chelsea Arts Club". Part V: After-Thoughts: "Sunlight at SHerbourne and Bloor", "Languages (1)", "Languages (2)", "Sunday Morning Sermon", "Past and Future Ghosts", "Barker Fairley and the Blizzard", "Me and the Runner", "The Transparent Womb", "Black Ice", "1958", "The Man with Three Violins", "La Pasionaria", "A Memory of Xaviera", "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Poet", "You Know Me", "The Anonymous TelephoneCaller", "The Letter". Part VI: Avatars: "Open Secrets", "Absences", "The Timing", "A Stillness of Waiting", "Elemental", "Daynights", "Letter to an Old Lover", "Breakfast at Midnight", "November", "Halley's Comet, 1986", "Feathers and Steel", "Famous Secrets", "The Lion", "Marino Marini's Horses and Riders", "A Coin for the Ferryman", "The Tao of Physics". Very good. 50.00

Title: Afterworlds. First Edition.

Author Name: MacEWEN, Gwendolyn

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:0771054289:

Seller ID: 100854

Keywords: LITERATURE POETRY WOMEN CANADA CANADIAN LITERARY VERSE POETS GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S AWARD,