Letters of Conrad Aiken and Malcolm Lowry, 1929-1954 by Cynthia C. Sugars, ECW Press

Letters of Conrad Aiken and Malcolm Lowry, 1929-1954

Sugars, Cynthia C.

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  • From the beginning, John Sutherland recognized that his literary gifts lay in criticism rather than in poetry. His independence from the academy and his largely autodidactic training gave him a unique perspective as a critic of Canadian literature. What these letters document, beyond a purely personal struggle, is a period (1942-1956) of great importance in the development of Canadian poetry, and it is above all the nuts and bolts of that development that they bring into keen relief: the economics of publishing books and literary magazines in the days before The Canada Council, and the difficulty, if not the impossibility, of trying wholly to live a life in literature at that time.
  • BRUCE WHITEMAN is a poet, critic, and librarian at McLennan Library, McGill University.

  • Published: December 1992

    ISBN: 9781550221688

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 350

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