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Pauline Johnson

Selected Poetry and Prose

by (author) Pauline Johnson

introduction by Michael Gnarowski

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2013
Category
Canadian, General, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459704268
    Publish Date
    Jun 2013
    List Price
    $26.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459704282
    Publish Date
    Jun 2013
    List Price
    $8.99

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Half-Mohawk, half-English author Pauline Johnson astounded Canada with her unique poetry, prose, and presentations.

Pauline Johnson was an unusual and unique presence on the literary scene during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Part Mohawk and part European, she was a compelling female voice in the midst of an almost entirely male writing community. Having discovered her talent for public recitation of poetry, Johnson relied on her ancestry and gender to establish an international reputation for her stage performances, during which she appeared in European and native costume. These poems were later collected under the title of Flint and Feather (1912) and form the source of the selections appearing in this volume.

Later, suffering from ill health, Pauline Johnson retired from the stage and devoted herself to the writing of prose, collected in Legends of Vancouver, The Moccasin Maker (1913), and The Shagganappi (1913), gleanings from which form part of this collection.

 

About the authors

Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) was Canada's first Native author. Her most famous collection of verse, Flint and Feather, went into many printings and was successfully followed by two volumes of short stories, The Moccasin Maker and Legends of Vancouver.

Pauline Johnson's profile page

Michael Gnarowski co-edited The Making of Modern Poetry in Canada, compiled The Concise Bibliography of E nglish Canadian Literature, and edited the Critical Views on Canadian Writers Series for McGraw-Hill Ryerson. He has written for Encyclopedia Americana, The Canadian Encyclopedia, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography, and The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry. Gnarowski is professor emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Michael Gnarowski's profile page

Other titles by Pauline Johnson

The Voyageur Classic Canadian Fiction 7-Book Bundle

All Else Is Folly / Pauline Johnson / The Town Below / Self Condemned / Storm Below / The Yellow Briar / Maria Chapdelaine

by (author) Peregrine Acland, Pauline Johnson, Roger Lemelin, Hugh Garner, Patrick Slater, Louis Hemon & Wyndham Lewis
foreword by Ford Madox Ford
introduction by Brian Busby, Michael Gnarowski, Paul Stuewe & Allan Pero
translated by W.H. Blake

Writing the Terrain

Travelling Through Alberta with the Poets

contributions by Ian Adam, Robert Stamp, Tammy Armstrong, Margaret Avison, Douglas Barbour, John O. Barton, Doug Beardsley, Bonnie Bishop, E.D. Blodgett, Robert Boates, George Bowering, Tim Bowling, Jan Boydol, Gordon Burles, Murdoch Burnett, Anne Campbell, Weyman Chan, Leonard Cohen, Dennis Cooley, Joan Crate, Michael Cullen, Cyril Dabydeen, Lorne Daniel, Alexa DeWiel, Jason Dewinetz, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Cecelia Frey, Gary Geddes, Gail Ghai, Deborah Godin, Jim Green, Leslie Greentree, Vivian Hansen, Tom Henihan, Michael Henry, Walter Hildebrandt, Gerald Hill, Robert Hilles, Nancy Holmes, Richard Hornsey, Tom Howe, Aislinn Hunter, Bruce Hunter, Laurence Hutchman, Sally Ito, Pauline Johnson, Aleksei Kazuk, Robert Kroetsch, Fiona Lam, William Latta, Tim Lilburn, Alice Major, Kim Maltman, Miriam Mandel, Sid Marty, David McFadden, Barry McKinnon, Erin Michie, Deborah Miller, Anna Mioduchowska, James M. Moir, Colin Morton, Erín Moure, Charles Noble, P.K. Page, Rajinderpal Pal, Ruth Roach Pierson, Joseph Pivato, Roberta Rees, D.C. Reid, Monty Reid, R. rickey, Ken Rivard, Stephen Scobie, Allan Serafino, Joan Shillington, Greg Simison, Carol Ann Sokoloff, Karen Solie, Stephan Stephansson, Peter Stevens, Ivan Sundal, Anne Swannell, Vanna Tessier, Colleen Thibadeau, John O. Thompson, James M. Thurgood, Eva Tihanyi, Yvonne Trainer, Aritha van Herk, Rosalee van Stelten, Miriam Waddington, James Wreford Watson, Wilfred Watson, Tom Wayman, Phyllis Webb, Jon Whyte, Christine Wiesenthal, Sheri-D Wilson, Christopher Wiseman, Stacie Wolfer, Rita Wong, Richard Woollatt & Jan Zwicky

Legends of Vancouver

by (author) Pauline Johnson

Other titles by Michael Gnarowski

The Deserter

by (author) Douglas LePan
introduction by Scott Rayter
series edited by Michael Gnarowski

Flying a Red Kite

by (author) Hugh Hood
series edited by Michael Gnarowski

Making of Modern Poetry in Canada

Essential Commentary on Poetry in English, Third edition

edited by Louis Dudek & Michael Gnarowski

The Making of Modern Poetry in Canada

Essential Commentary on Poetry in English, Third edition

edited by Louis Dudek & Michael Gnarowski

God's Sparrows

by (author) Philip Child
introduction by James R. Calhoun
series edited by Michael Gnarowski

Ringing the Changes

An Autobiography

by (author) Mazo de la Roche
introduction by Heather Kirk & Michael Gnarowski

In Flanders Fields and Other Poems

by (author) John McCrae
foreword by Sir Andrew Macphail
introduction by Michael Gnarowski

The Voyageur Classic Canadian Fiction 7-Book Bundle

All Else Is Folly / Pauline Johnson / The Town Below / Self Condemned / Storm Below / The Yellow Briar / Maria Chapdelaine

by (author) Peregrine Acland, Pauline Johnson, Roger Lemelin, Hugh Garner, Patrick Slater, Louis Hemon & Wyndham Lewis
foreword by Ford Madox Ford
introduction by Brian Busby, Michael Gnarowski, Paul Stuewe & Allan Pero
translated by W.H. Blake

The Voyageur Canadian Essays & Criticism 2-Book Bundle

Selected Writings, A.J.M. Smith / The Kindred of the Wild

by (author) A.J.M. Smith & Charles G.D. Roberts
introduction by Michael Gnarowski & James Polk

The Voyageur Canadian Biographies 5-Book Bundle

The Firebrand / Mrs. Simcoe's Diary / The Scalpel, the Sword / The Men of the Last Frontier / Pilgrims of the Wild

by (author) Grey Owl, Sydney Gordon, Mary Quayle Innis, Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe & William Kilbourn
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foreword by Hugh Eayrs