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(ACORN, Milton). LEMM, Richard. Milton Acorn : In Love and Anger. (Ottawa) : Carleton University Press, (1999). First Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xiii,(1),-279,(3). Illustrated with 12 b&w photos and a b&w reproduction of Brian Burke's portrait as frontispiece. 8vo (162 x 235 mm), black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown) a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright.
Richard Lemm (b. September 7, 1946, Seattle, Washington) was living in Charlottetown at the time of publication.
"In the first major biography of Milton Acorn, the voice of one of Canada's leading poets resounds across the years since it was raised, impassioned and protesting, in the 1960s and 1970s. This study traces Acorn's essential patriotism to his roots in Prince Edward Island and shows that family, landscape, and the troubled shades of postcolonial society were continuous spurs to his creative life. Through archival and private sources, many previously untapped, Richard Lemm connects Acorn's self-perpetuated image as a working-class rebel, and his peculiar brand of communism, to his employment history and experience of war. The poet's troubled relationships with family members, his wife - writer Gwendolyn MacEwan - lovers, other writers and friends, and his chronic ill-health are all explored as sources of both personal pain and inspiration. This is a warts-and-all portrait of the only writer ever to be honoured by his peers as 'The People's Poet of Canada'."
""A remarkable achievement. This book not only gives us new insight into Acorn's life, but also into his work. A fine critical biography of one of Canada's great poets." Patrick Lane." - Patrick Lane.
Prologue : Vancouver, 1967;
1. In Love and Anger;
3. I've Tasted My Blood;
4. If You're Stronghearted;
5. On St. Urbain Street;
6. Toronto and Marriage;
7. Another Coast;
8. The People's Poet;
9. The Figure in the Landscape;
10. A Bird in the Builder's Hand.
Epilogue : Dig Up My Heart.
With end-notes, works cited, and index.
Very good in dustjacket. 25.00
Title: Milton Acorn : In Love and Anger. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Carleton University Press, Ottawa, 1999,:
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