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The Half-Lives of Pat Lowther

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Since her untimely death in 1975, the life and work of the Vancouver poet Pat Lowther have often been referred to as 'the Lowther legacy.' In "The Half-Lives of Pat Lowther," Christine Wiesenthal seeks to convey what that legacy actually entails.

Combining biography with an analysis of literary and cultural history, Wiesenthal examines the critical legacy of a writer whose
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Paperback, 489 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by University of Toronto Press (first published November 5th 2005)
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Shannon
This book is partly a biography of the Canadian poet Pat Lowther, and partly a critical study of her work, its influences and its place among and impact on other poets. Lowther's sad death is notorious--if you've heard of her at all--but it's difficult to find information on her otherwise; this book addresses that issue in depth: her childhood, adolescence, motherhood, political interests, literary growth, and death (as well as insightful details of the murder investigation and resulting trial o ...more
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