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Published by Copp Clark, McGill-Queen"s in Vancouver, Montreal .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Birney, Earle, 1904-

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementFrank Davey.
SeriesStudies in Canadian literature
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 128 p. ;
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21503268M
ISBN 100773030026, 0773501983

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Earle Birney has 37 books on Goodreads with ratings. Earle Birney’s most popular book is Turvey. Oct 06,  · Alfred Earle Birney, poet (b at Calgary 13 May ; d at Toronto, Ont 3 Sept ). Beginning with David and Other Poems (), Birney's poetry consistently explored the resources of language with passionate and playful curiosity. Birney spent his childhood in Alberta, first on a farm near Ponoka and later in Banff. Mar 03,  · The Essential Earle Birney: The tropes that appear in Birney’s poetry are both quietly political and overtly sincere, experimental and traditionally sound. The poems in "The Essential Earle Birney" represent the spirited work of a poet’s career stretching from to 5/5. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. Earle Birney. Published by.

Earle Birney, Canadian writer and educator whose contributions to Canadian letters—especially to poetry—reveal a deep and abiding love of language. Birney received a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto (). His first collection of poetry, David and Other Poems (), was published during his. Alfred Earle Birney (BUR-nee) was among the most important Canadian poets of his generation. He was born on May 13, , in Calgary, Northwest Territories (now Alberta), Canada, a rugged region. Slightly humourous at times, but also tiresome as Turvey is shuttled around for a few years by the incompetent bureaucracy of the wartime army, making it to the scene of the fighting too late (view spoiler)].Then comes a depressing, dark segment of the book (though the theme of bureaucracy continues to the end)/5. Shifted from regimental pillar to post, Turvey tries and fails at every odd job in the army with a remarkable genius for mishap. A casualty before he has a chance to see action, Turvey watches the maimed and dying return from the front; thus Earle Birney's comic masterpiece becomes an .

"Vancouver Lights" appears in Birney's first collection of poems, David and Other Poems, most of which Birney wrote shortly after World War II began in The collection launched Birney's career as a poet and the book received the Governor General's Award for Poetry in , the most prestigious award given for poetry in Canada. Essays and criticism on Earle Birney - Critical Essays. Earle Birney’s poetry reflects and summarizes the ambiguities, inconsistencies, and changes in direction in Canadian writing during the. Earle Birney’s first collection of new poems in five years – a varied assembly of visual and verbal magic from the creator of such beloved classics as “David,” “Bear on the Delhi Road,” “Billboards Build Freedom of Choice” and ercangenc.com: Earle Birney. Dec 13,  · Earle Birney, a Canadian poet, wrote a "military picaresque" after World War II. My mother introduced it to me, saying that "Every veteran in every Canadian Legion in the Dominion has read this, I think." She also told me that you could recognize every single character in the book. She was right. It is also a very funny book.5/5(1).