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Cantos North

by (author) Henry Beissel

Publisher
Guernica Editions
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Category
Canadian, Nature, Epic
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771832397
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $20.00

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Epic in scope, lyrical in its celebration of nature, frequently uncompromising in its portrayal of human violence and greed, and rich in the keenly observed details --colours, sounds, rhythms, scents, and voices -- that constitute this place we call "our home and native land," Cantos North sings an alternate history, a myth of place, not origins, that cradles us all.

About the author

Henry Beissel is a poet, playwright, fiction writer, translator and editor with well over 30 books published. Among his 23 collections of poetry are his epic Seasons of Blood and the lyrical Stones to Harvest. As a playwright he came to international fame with Inuk and the Sun, which premiered at the Stratford Festival in 1982 and has been translated into many languages and produced internationally. His most recent books of poetry include Fugitive Horizons, which engages the world of modern science; his celebration of our land and its people in Cantos North, which was republished in a bilingual English/French edition for the 150th anniversary of Canada. Henry is Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Concordia University (Montreal) where he taught English Literature for thirty years and founded a flourishing Creative Writing Program. He now lives with his wife, Arlette Francière, the painter and literary translator, in Ottawa.

 

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Editorial Reviews

Epic in scope, lyrical in its celebration of nature, frequently uncompromising in its portrayal of human violence and greed, and rich in the keenly observed details … Cantos North sings an alternate history, a myth of place, not origins, that cradles us all.

Sherrill Grace, author of Canada and the Idea of North

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