Visitants. First Edition.

By: WADDINGTON, Miriam

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WADDINGTON, Miriam. The Visitants. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1981. First Edition. Pp. (4),[5]-80. 8vo, decorated blue and beige card covers with black titles to front and spine. Miriam Waddington (née Dworkin, December 23, 1917, Winnipeg, Manitoba - d. March 3, 2004, Vancouver, British Columbia) was a prolific Canadian poet and writer. "In this new collection of poems, her eleventh, Miriam Waddington maintains the energy and verbal play one associates with her later poetry, the unique character of which comes from the tension created by a vision of life that is both austere and passionate, and from the singing simplicity with which it is celebrated." - from the rear cover. Includes the following poems: Part I: Conserving: "Playing","Conserving", "The Big Tree", "The Milk of the Mothers", "Honouring Heroes ", "Feasts", "South American Nights", "Primary Colours", "Selves", "Prairie", "Holiday Postcards", "Unemployment Town", "History: In Jordan", "Letter from Egypt", "Warnings", "A Good Man and a Passionate Woman", "Certain Winter", "Horoscopes". Part II: How Old Women Should Live: "Crazy Times", "How Old Women Should Live", "Old Age Blues", "Portrait of the Owner of a Small Garbage Can", "When the Shoe is on the Other Foot for a Change", "Real Estate: Poem for Voices", "Past the Ice Age", "Committees", "Running Up and Down Mountains at Changing Speeds", "Lady in Blue: Homage to Montreal", "Old Woman in a Garden", "Celebrating Mavericks". Part III: The Visitants: "The Transplanted: Second Generation", "Managing Death", "The Visitants", "The Secret-Keeper", "When We Met", "The Green Cabin", "In a Summer Garden", "Elegies for a Composer", "Bulgarian Suite", and "Wake-up Song". Name to flyleafand blindstamp to title page, four characters inked verso rear cover, else very good. Due to the small size of this book, shipping costs will be chea per than quoted. 15.00

Title: Visitants. First Edition.

Author Name: WADDINGTON, Miriam

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1981, ISBN:0195403800:

Seller ID: 100853

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