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To Paris Never Again
by Al Purdy
"To Paris Never Again" is Purdy's first collection of new writing 's since 1994: fifty-one poems plus "Home Country," an essay of nostalgic anecdotes that provides a facinating background to much of the poetry. Here is the work of a major poet in the maturity of a long, eventful life, a voice steeped in the wisdom of age, yet responsive to the subtlest shadings of experien ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Harbour Publishing
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they maybe aren't his best, but they are the reflective words of an aging genius, somewhat nostalgic, somewhat sad, frightened in places. it's an interesting peek inside a literary lion. the year this came out was also the year i finally got to meet him, so this book holds a special place in my heart
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".More about Al Purdy...