Mimic Fires: Accounts of Early Long Poems on Canada

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 7 . 1994 . - 368 .
Bentley includes eighteen long poems by writers with first-hand experience of Canada, including Henry Kelsey, Thomas Cary, John Strachan, Thomas Moore, Oliver Goldsmith, John Richardson, Joseph Howe, William Kirby, Isabella Valancy Crawford, and Archibald Lampman. His commentaries offer a wealth of vital information on each poem, such as its place in the Canadian tradition, its prose sources, incidents and people from whom the poet drew inspiration, and structural and stylistic analysis. Mimic Fires provides a historical overview, a retrospective conclusion, and an extensive bibliography, and is informed throughout by ecopoetic, feminist, new historicist, and post-colonial theories.
 

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A General History
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1 Henry Kelsey Now Reader Read
13
2 Thomas Cary Abrams Plains
25
3 J Mackay Quebec Hill
39
4 Cornwall Bayley Canada
52
5 John Strachan Verses 1802
68
6 Thomas Moore Poems Relating to Canada
80
7 Adam Hood Burwell Talbot Road
93
12 Joseph Howe Acadia
170
13 Standish OGrady The Emigrant
188
14 Charles Sangster The St Lawrence and the Saguenay
204
15 William Kirby The UE
225
16 Alexander McLachlan The Emigrant
248
17 Isabella Valancy Crawford Malcolms Katie
272
18 Archibald Lampman The Story of an Affinity
292
Envoi
308

8 Oliver Goldsmith The Rising Village
109
9 George Longmore The Charivari
124
10 John Richardson Tecumseh
139
11 Adam Kidd The Huron Chief
154
Works Cited
318
Index
343

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