Being Alive
Al Purdy
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Being Alive

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Unknown Binding, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1978 by Random House
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Jay Daze
The collection finishes with a crappy stone age hunter on his tip-toes in a cave making art. He's not even a good at crafts, but instead survives off of scraps of meat from the fire. He's a beautiful loser (to steal another poet's phrase) but he's Al Purdy's kind of outcast. Purdy's work has an awareness of deep-time, that our civilization is just a blip - that we are a heart beat away from being frightened hunter-gathers just scraping by. He also has a wonderful ribald humour that mixed with ly...more
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Alfred Wellington Purdy was one of the most popular and important Canadian poets of the 20th century. Purdy's writing career spanned more than fifty years. His works include over thirty books of poetry; a novel; two volumes of memoirs and four books of correspondence. He has been called the nation's "unofficial poet laureate".
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