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BOWERING, George. A Way With Words. [N.pl.] : (Oberon Press, 1982). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),5-191,(1). 8vo, printed tan card covers with brown lettering to front & spine. George Harry Bowering, OC, OBC (b. December 1, 1935, Penticton, British Columbia). "How long can a national literature survive without a body of criticism to sustain and support it? The extraordinary flowering of fiction and poetry that burst upon Canada in the sixtiesstill stands essentially nake to its enemies. In the belief that there was more to be said than that the Canadian imagination is dominated by the imp eratives of survival, we have published two collections of critical essays in which Canadian writing is seen in the light of the larger issues of human experience. In a third volume, a number of critics were invited to explore the political issues involved in the development of a national culture. In 'A Way with Words' George Bowering seeks to define the dimensions of a specifically personal poetic. Like Irving Layton, he begins with the belief that all poetry is in the last analysis about poetry itself. What exactly can we expect to learn from our poets? What exactly do they have to teach us and how can we best understand what they have to say to us?" - from the rear cover. Name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, blindstamp to title page, else very good. 20.00
Title: Way With Words. First Paperback Edition.
Publisher: Oberon Press, 1982, ISBN:0887504329:
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