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Author: Henry Beissel
ISBN: 0920806414
Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Penumbra Press (December 1, 1982)
Rating: 4.2
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He was born in Germany, and survived the second World war as a youth. He came to Canada in 1951.

by. Beissel, Henry, 1929-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by station07. cebu on August 12, 2019. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

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The late F. R. Scott said about his Cantos North: The Canadian imagination, as elusive as the Canadian identity, is nevertheless a reality

Henry emigrated to Canada early in 1951. After struggling for a few years to get on his feet, he did his graduate work in English Lit at the University of Toronto. The late F. Scott said about his Cantos North: The Canadian imagination, as elusive as the Canadian identity, is nevertheless a reality. This epic is the first to see it in its entirety, as a matrix which binds the whole together in a national mythology.

The vigour and cadence of this long poem are exceptional. Henry Beissel meets a fierce Canadian north and west head on, infusing his landscape with vast-ness and power.

Moonbeam (ON), Penumbra Press, c1982. The vigour and cadence of this long poem are exceptional. He stresses ice and storm, etches the image of towering mountains, makes man's vanity seem puny in contrast.

Cantos North (246) (Essential Poets). Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9781771832397.

Moonbeam, Ontario: Penumbra, 1982. Toronto: Mosaic, 1984.

He first came to national attention with the controversial literary/political journal Edge (Edmonton 1963 – Montreal 1969). Beissel's internationally successful Inuk and the Sun ("a mythic masterpiece", Sherrill Grace) premiered at the Stratford Festival of Canada in 1973. Moonbeam, Ontario: Penumbra, 1982.

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Helmut Markus (Göttingen). Settlement and Survival: Henry Beissel's 'Cantos North'. The lyric poet, dramatist, translator and critic Henry Beissel, is generally regarded as a major representative of modern Canadian literature (Groß 1981: 61). This study of his cycle of poems called 'Cantos North', which were written between 1977 and 1987, is the first academic analysis of the work.