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George Woodcock

George Woodcock (1912-1995) is one of Canada's best-known and most prolific authors. He was born in Winnipeg and educated in England, where he socialized with some of the century's most prominent writers and intellectuals including Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Herbert Read and T.S. Eliot. He returned to Canada in 1949 and taught at the University of British Columbia for many years. In 1959, he founded the journal Canadian Literature. His contribtution to Canadian culture is immeasurable; he either wrote or edited over one-hundred books including The Crystal Spirit, his Governor-Genral's award-winning biography of Orwell; Gabriel Dumont, another bestselling biography; and Anarchism a guide to the political philosophy which continues to be read around the world. His wide range of writing includes literary criticism, poetry, travel writing, plays, social history, biography, politics and essays.

Books by George Woodcock

The Orwell Tapes

by (author) Stephen Wadhams
preface by Peter Davison
foreword by George Woodcock

Colony and Confederation

Early Canadian Poets and Their Background

edited by George Woodcock

This Side Jordan

by (author) Margaret Laurence
afterword by George Woodcock

Anarchism

by (author) George Woodcock

Gabriel Dumont

by (author) George Woodcock

Walking Through the Valley

Autobiography

by (author) George Woodcock

Moral Predicament

Morley Callaghan's More Joy in Heaven

by (author) George Woodcock

George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Fiction

by (author) George Woodcock
edited by Linda Hutcheon

George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Poetry

by (author) George Woodcock

Power to Us All

Consititution or Social Contract?

by (author) George Woodcock

Introducing Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

by (author) George Woodcock

The Great Canadian Anecdote Contest

edited by George Woodcock

WRITER AND POLITICS

by (author) George Woodcock

Introducing Sinclair Ross's As for Me and My Body

by (author) George Woodcock

PETER KROPOTKIN

by (author) George Woodcock

Introducing Margaret Atwood's Surfacing

by (author) George Woodcock

Introducing Hugh MacLennan's Barometer Rising

by (author) George Woodcock

Canadian Writers and Their Works - Poetry

A.J.M. Smith, F.R. Scott, A.M. Klein, Leo Kennedy, and Robert Finch

edited by Jack David, Robert Lecker & Ellen Quigley
introduction by George Woodcock

WM GOODWIN

by (author) George Woodcock

OSCAR WILDE

by (author) George Woodcock

APHRA BENN

by (author) George Woodcock

Canadian Writers and Their Works - Fiction

Norman Levine, Mavis Gallant, Audrey Thomas, and Leon Rooke

edited by Jack David, Robert Lecker & Ellen Quigley
introduction by George Woodcock

Dry Wells of India

An Anthology Against Thirst

edited by George Woodcock
foreword by Margaret Atwood

P J PROUDHON

by (author) George Woodcock

Matt Cohen and His Works

by (author) George Woodcock

The Marvellous Century

Archaic Man and the Awakening of Reason

by (author) George Woodcock

The Metis in the Canadian West

Volume II

by (author) Marcel Giraud
translated by George Woodcock

Patrick Lane and His Works

by (author) George Woodcock

Orwell's Message

1984 & the Present

by (author) George Woodcock

Collected Poems

by (author) George Woodcock

Mountain Road

Poems

by (author) George Woodcock

Two Plays

by (author) George Woodcock

The Doukhobors

by (author) George Woodcock & Ivan Avakumovic

Canadian Poets, 1960-1973

A Checklist

by (author) George Woodcock

Malcolm Lowry

The Man and His Work

by (author) George Woodcock