NCL O5 – Poets Between the Wars edited by Milton Wilson


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Poets Between the Wars edited by Milton Wilson (New Canadian Library O5) front coverSeries One

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E. J. Pratt, F. R. Scott, A. J. M. Smith, Dorothy Livesay, and A. M. Klein, some of today’s best-known poets, reached their full development during the period between the First and Second World Wars. It was an important time for Canada, as poetry broke through the shackles of traditionalism and burst into the modern era. This book includes, in addition to a representative selection from the work of these five great poets, introductions to each poet by Milton Wilson. It provides a unique picture of a group of writers who challenged literary inhibitions and won a freedom of choice in matter and manner never before thought possible, and who profoundly influenced the new generation of poets who followed them.

This volume is a companion to Poets of the Confederation and Poets of Mid-Century in the “Poets of Canada” Series.


Poets Between the Wars edited by Milton Wilson (New Canadian Library O5)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

E. J. Pratt, F. R. Scott, A. J. M. Smith, Dorothy Livesay, and A. M. Klein, some of today’s best-known poets, reached their full development during the period between the First and Second World Wars. It was an important time for Canada, as poetry broke through the shackles of traditionalism and burst into the modern era. This book includes, in addition to a representative selection from the work of these five great poets, introductions to each poet by Milton Wilson. It provides a unique picture of a group of writers who challenged literary inhibitions and won a freedom of choice in matter and manner never before thought possible, and who profoundly influenced the new generation of poets who followed them.

This volume is a companion to Poets of the Confederation and Poets of Mid-Century in the “Poets of Canada” Series.


Poets Between the Wars edited by Milton Wilson (New Canadian Library O5)Series Three

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Modern Canadian poetry came into its own between 1918 and 1939. Here are the best poems of the five leading poets of the period.

E. J. Pratt, F. R. Scott, A. J. M. Smith, Dorothy Livesay, and A. M. Klein – some of today’s best-known poets – reached their full development during the period between the First and Second World Wars. It was an important time for Canada, as poetry broke through the shackles of traditionalism and burst into the modern era. In addition to a representative selection from the work of these five great poets, this book includes introductions to each poet by Milton Wilson. It provides a unique picture of a group of writers who challenged literary inhibitions and won a freedom of choice in matter and manner never before thought possible, and who profoundly influenced the new generation of poets who followed them.


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