The Forgotten World of R.J. MacSween : A Life. First Edition

By: DONOVAN, Stewart MacSWEEN, R.J.)

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DONOVAN, Stewart. The Forgotten World of R.J. MacSween : A Life. Sydney, Nova Scotia : Cape Breton University Press, (2007). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-312. With 51 b&w photos as well as other illustrations in the text. 8vo (151 x 228 mm), photo-illustrated grey card covers with white lettering to black spine.

Steward Leo Donovan (b. December 16, 1954, Ingonish, Cape Breton Island) was teaching at St. Thomas University, Fredericton at the time of publication.

Father Roderick Joseph MacSween (b. May 8, 1915, Ironville, Cape Breton - d. February 1, 2002, Antigonish) was a poet and for 35 years an English professor at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and founder of The Antigonish Review.

A biography of the influential Cape Breton-born poet, professor, and clergyman.

"Like many Maritime thinkers and writers, R.J. (Roderick Joseph) MacSween grew up in conditions of poverty and hardship. Born of Gaelic-speaking Scots living on the shores of the Bras d'Or Lake in Cape Breton, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest and recruited to teach at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, where he established the first creative writing course in a Canadian university.

MacSween was founder of 'The Antigonish Review', a leading literary journal and he influenced the careers of writers like Alistair MacLeod, Sheldon Currie and Lyndon [sic] MacIntyre, as well as thousands of students from several generations. Shortly after his death, MacSween was eulogized as Canada's 'great unknown poet'.

'The Forgotten World' is a literary biography that examines the life and work of this relatively unknown, enigmatic and gifted man from Cape Breton." - from the rear cover.

Introduction.
1. Ironville to the Bay : In Search of Family;
2. Student and Seminarian;
3. Years in the Parish : Pomquet to New Waterford;
4. Return to Campus;
5. Mockler to the Mount : Professor and Chaplain;
6. Church, State and School : Confronting the 1960s;
7. The Forgotten World;
8. The Antigonish Review;
9. Called from Darkness.
Afterword.

With end-notes, bibliography and indices.

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Title: The Forgotten World of R.J. MacSween : A Life. First Edition

Author Name: DONOVAN, Stewart MacSWEEN, R.J.)

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, NS, 2007, ISBN:9781897009116: 2007

ISBN Number: 1897009119

ISBN Number 13: 9781897009116

Seller ID: 77901

Keywords: CANADA NOVA SCOTIA LITERATURE POETRY POETS SCHOLARSHIP BIOGRAPHY LITERARY BIOGRAPHIES CANADIAN CAPE BRETON,