Spanning Gwendolyn MacEwen's career from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, this is a comprehensive collection of work by one of the greatest women writers of the 20th century. It traces the trajectory of her verse and the development of her fiction and drama, and includes letters, paintings, and photographs from the oeuvre of this beloved Canadian poet.
Gwendolyn MacEwen was a well-known writer of poetry, drama, and fiction. Among her publications are Breakfast for the Barbarians, Shadow Maker, and The T. E. Lawrence Poems. Meaghan Strimas is a poet and the author of Junk Man's Daughter. Rosemary Sullivan is a journalist, a teacher, and the author of Cuba: Grace Under Pressure; Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion, and Romantic Obsession; Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen; and Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape and a Marseille. Barry Callaghan is a former professor at York University and the founder of Exile Editions.
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