Being Alive : Poems 1958-78. First Edition

By: PURDY, Al

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PURDY, Al. Being Alive : Poems 1958-78. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart,(1978). Pp (10),11-208. 8vo, photo-illustrated grey cardcovers, with black , white & yellow lettering to spine. Alfred Wellington Purdy, OC, OOnt (b. December 30, 1918, Wooler, Ontario – d. April 21, 2000, North Saanich, British Columbia). With Being Alive, the full scale of Al Purdy's achievement os finally visible. [...] The Poems of Al Purdy are lusty, elegiac, droll, sardonic, reflective. Here is a poet who has forged a muscular style and a voice uniquely his own - whether exploring profound human concerns with simplicity and gusto, or embellishing a but of rqaucous whimsy with grace and humour." - the rear. Includes "The Road to Newfoundland" (pp.34-5); and "Over the Hills in the Rain, My Dear" (pp.36-7), composed at L'Anse aux Meadows. Lightly rubbed, else very good. 25.00

Title: Being Alive : Poems 1958-78. First Edition

Author Name: PURDY, Al

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1978, ISBN:0771072074:

Seller ID: 3793

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