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Northern Romanticism: Poets of the Confederation

Edited by
Tracy Ware

Cover of Northern Romanticism: Poets of the Confederation

528 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781896133195
$19.95 CA

528 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781896133171
$39.95 CA

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About the Book Around 1880, the writers in this anthology began to write poetry of a calibre not seen before in Canada. Both Isabella Valancy Crawford and William Wilfred Campbell soon emerged as distinctive voices, but Charles G. D. Roberts played the vital role. His early poetry showed the possibilities of a Canadian Romanticism to Archibald Lampman, Bliss Carman, and Duncan Campbell Scott. By the end of the century, Campbell had launched an attack on Carman that disrupted the earlier harmony of the group, and the deaths of Crawford in 1887 and Lampman in 1899 marked the end of an era. The four surviving poets would remain active for some time, but the last two decades of the nineteenth century were the great years for the Confederation poets. A Northern Romanticism includes such familiar lyrics as Roberts´ "The Tantramar Revisited," Lampman´s "Among the Timothy," and Scott´s "The Height of Land," and lesser-known works such as Crawford´s "Gisli: the Chieftain," Roberts´ New York Nocturnes (1998), and Carman´s Sappho lyrics (1905). This anthology features introductions to each poet, bibliographies, and explanatory notes as well as essays from Charles G. D. Roberts, Archibald Lampman, Bliss Carman, Duncan Campbell Scott, E. K. Brown, R. E. Rashley, Malcolm Ross, Germaine Warkentin, D.M.R. Bentley, Stan Dragland, and Susan Glickman. Tracy Ware is the editor of Levi Adams´ Jean Baptiste (Canadian Poetry Press) and the author of articles on Shelley, Wordsworth, Poe, Naipaul, Keneally, and various aspects of Canadian literature. He teaches English at Queen´s University.

About the Author Tracy Ware
Tracy Ware (1956- ) has edited "A Northern Romanticism: Poets of the Confederation (Borealis), and he edited Levi Adams' "Jean Baptiste." He has also written articles on Shelley, Wordsworth, Poe, Naipaul, Keneally, and various aspects of Canadian literature. He teaches English at Queen's University.

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