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Over Prairie Trails

Written by
Frederick Philip Grove
Edited by
Alison Calder

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201 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781896133829
$19.95 CA

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About the Book Over Prairie Trails is Fredrick Philip Grove's best-loved work. A series of autpbiographical nature sketches, this collections depicts a prairie landscape on the cusp of modernity and about to be forever transformed by new technologies. Grove's keen eye and imaginative musings create an important document in Canadian ecological history. Equally important in the process of Grove's self-creation, as he strives to make his narrator plausible despite his own assumed identity. Grove's description of his narrator's trials, triumphs, and failures as he navigates a difficult prairie landscape in summer and winter provides insight into social circumstances on the prairies in the 1920s. His narrator's devotion to wife and child, admirable yet problematic, animates the book's trajectory. Through bnoth detailed natural observations and outright flights of fancy, Over Prairie Trails captures one man's response to a landscape and social structure on the brink of tremendous change.

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About the Authors Frederick Philip Grove
Frederick Philip Grove (1879-1948) was named Felix Paul Berthold Friedrich Greve at his birth in Germany. While studying he published a poetry book, "Wanderunger." He worked as a translator, but he earned little and served a prison term. In 1909 he moved to Manitoba, changed his name, and became a teacher and writer. His published works include nine books of fiction, letters, sketches, and an autobiography. Borealis Press published his book of essays, "It Needs to be Said."

Alison Calder
Alison Calder is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Manitoba, where she teaches Canadian literature and creative writing. She has published numerous articles on prairie literature and culture, and is the editor of Desire Never Leaves: The Poetry of Tim Lilburn and the co-editor of History, Literature, and the Writing of the Canadian Prairies. She is the 2004 winner of the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Prize for poetry, and her upcoming poetry book is Wolf Tree.

Also by the Authors Frederick Philip Grove
Settlers of the Marsh (2006)

Alison Calder
Settlers of the Marsh (2006)

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