Kizuk, R. Alexander
R. Alexander Kizuk is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge and the author of many essays on Canadian Literature. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto, specializing in Canadian Literary History.2010 0-7734-1415-0
This book is a scholarly and critical anthology of 24 English-Canadian poets who wrote and enjoyed large audiences in the first four decades of the Twentieth Century. The poets included represent an entire generation of men and women poets whose careers have been neglected or simply over-shadowed by the success of, first, the Canadian Confederation generation of poets and then, second, the modernist
generation who became a dominant force in Canadian literature in the 1950s.2000 0-7734-7729-2
This volume discusses more than a dozen poets who commended large audiences in the first part of the 20th century, and presents separate chapters on the public poetry and criticism of the period. In most cases, the book contains the most substantial treatments of the poets available to date. Other chapters on more famous poets such as Bliss Carman and E. J. Pratt are fresh and compelling. It is a combination of cultural psychology – the theories of Julia Kristeva and T. J. Jackson Lears – literary theory, social history and close reading. Students and scholars of Canadian Literature and North American History will find a wealth of information. The work also launches several significant debates about the history and implications of 20th century poetry.