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A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894-1921

A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894-1921 (Hardback)

By Montgomery, L. M.
Edited by Lefebvre, Benjamin

Although L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942) is celebrated as a novelist, made famous by her novel Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, it is less known that she also published hundreds of poems over a period of half a century. Although this output included a chapbook and a full-length ...collection in which she presented herself primarily as a nature poet, most of her poems appeared in periodicals, including women's magazines, farm papers, faith-based periodicals, daily and weekly newspapers, and magazines for children. As a shrewd businesswoman, she learned to find the balance between literary quality and commercial saleability, even though poetry paid far less than short fiction. A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894-1921, the second volume in The L.M. Montgomery Library, gathers a selection of fifty poems originally published across a twenty-five-year period. Leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre organizes this work within the context of Montgomery's life and career, claiming Montgomery not only as a nature poet but also as the author of a wider range of songs : of place, of memory, of lamentation, of war, of land and sea, of death, and of love. Many of these poems echo motifs that readers of Montgomery's novels will recognize, and many more explore surprising perspectives through the use of male speakers. These poems present today's readers with a new facet of the career of Canada's most enduringly popular author.
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ISBN 9781487505097
Publisher Misc - NewSouth
Format Hardback
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Series The L.M. Montgomery Library
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ISBN-13 9781487505097
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Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Misc - NewSouth
Imprint University of Toronto Press
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Montgomery, L. M.
Edited by Lefebvre, Benjamin
Series The L.M. Montgomery Library
Category Literary Reference Works
Literature: History & Criticism
Literary Studies: General
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 811.52
Weight 320g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Poetry, Montgomery, L. M, Canadian poetry - 21st century
NBS Text Fiction Companions
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly