The Collected Poems of Miriam Waddington

The Collected Poems of Miriam Waddington: A Critical Edition Volume 2

Miriam Waddington
Copyright Date: 2014
Pages: 700
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    The Collected Poems of Miriam Waddington
    Book Description:

    Miriam Waddington's verse is deceptively accessible: it is personal but never private, emotional but not confessional, thoughtful but never cerebral. The subtlety of her craft is the hallmark of a modernist poet whose work opens to the world and its readers. She details intoxicating romance and mature love, the pleasures of marriage and motherhood, the experience of raising two sons to adulthood, and the ineffable pain of divorce. As she moved through life, she wrote clearly and uncompromisingly about the vast sweep of Canada, her travels to new lands, the passage of time, the death of her ex-husband, the loss of close friends and, later, of growing old.

    eISBN: 978-0-7766-2154-8
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Acknowledgements
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. xi-xlvi)

    Miriam Waddington published fourteen volumes of verse during her lifetime and participated in the rise and flowering of modernist Canadian poetry during the 1940s in Montreal where she was associated with the little magazinesFirst Statement(1942–1945),Preview(1942–1945), andNorthern Review(1945–1956), and their coteries of writers and critics, which included poets Louis Dudek, A. M. Klein, Irving Layton, P. K. Page, F. R. Scott, and A. J. M. Smith. Waddington was a trailblazer. She was the first Jewish Canadian woman to publish poetry written in English and her work was groundbreaking for its conversational tone,...

  6. Abbreviations
    (pp. 947-948)
  7. Textual Notes
    (pp. 949-984)
  8. Explanatory Notes
    (pp. 985-1056)
  9. Appendix: Contents of Published Collections
    (pp. 1057-1092)
  10. Index of Poem Titles
    (pp. 1093-1110)
  11. Index of Translation Titles
    (pp. 1111-1112)
  12. Back Matter
    (pp. 1113-1114)