A Radiant Sphere. First Edition

By: WALLACE, Joe

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WALLACE, Joe. A Radiant Sphere. Moscow : Progress Publications, 1964. First Edition. Pp (4),5-122,(2), frontispiece portrait. 8vo (135 x 206 mm), black lettering to front board & spine, blue & silver design to front cover.

Laugher p.589.

Not in Weinrich, Social Protest from the Left in Canada 1870-1970: A Bibliography, though another poetry book of Wallace's, Hi, Sister, Hi, Brother!, is.

A book of poetry.

Joseph Sylvester Wallace ( b. October 29, 1890, Oshawa, Ontario - d. December 1, 1975, Vancouver [?]), lived in Truro, North Sydney and Halifax, was a journalist and literary radical who was involved with various Canadian and Nova Scotian worker, communist and labour parties.

Preface by the Author

Sections:
A Radiant Sphere.
The Golden Legend.
Translations of Soviet Poetry.

Some of the poems :
"Canada's Centennial Goal, 1967",
"Lenin Lies Asleep in Moscow",
"Fashionable Western Poetry",
"Pansies at the Pewsner Hospital, Moscow",
"Space Boy's Dream",
"Cuba",
"St. Jerome",
"St. Lawrence River",
"Lumumba",
"Kipling Revisited",
"Tribute to Millionaires",
"Outport",
"Canada and Its Neighbors",
"The Dream We Shared" (Solitary Confinement, Petawawa, 1941),
"Sacco and Vanzetti",
"O Brave New Spain!",
"Spain, 1936",
"For W.J. Carew, C.B.E.",
"All Compasses Point to Canada",
"Birmingham Street",
"The Saga of Doctor Bethune".

And for some local colour this one, the 17-line "Onslow" which begins,

"As I went down to Onslow, I had a girl in Onslow.
The Salmon River went with me thro' scattered willow trees."

With end-notes in Russian.

Spine and margins sunned, small brown stain to foot of spine, else very good. 60.00

Title: A Radiant Sphere. First Edition

Author Name: WALLACE, Joe

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1964,: 1964

Seller ID: 115887

Keywords: CANADA LITERATURE POETRY LABOUR LABOR SOCIALIST NOVA SCOTIA CANADIAN SOCIALISM VERSE POETS,