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MacEwen, Gwendolyn 1941-1987

Overview
Works: 130 works in 324 publications in 3 languages and 4,357 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Poetry  Periodicals  Legends  Musical settings  Biography  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Signer, Editor, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PA3975.T8, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Gwendolyn MacEwen
 
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Most widely held works by Gwendolyn MacEwen
King of Egypt, king of dreams; a novel by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Writing to poet Al Purdy, MacEwen confessed she wanted her second novel to be "bulky, readable, and not overly mysterious." Unlike in Julian, however, here MacEwen sets out to write a serious novel that also functions as entertaining historical fiction. The novel's hero is Akhenaton, Pharaoh of Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty, who was the first ruler to introduce the idea of monotheism. As Rosemary Sullivan remarks in her biography of MacEwen, he was, like Julian, "one more human being filled with the god-lust." Akhenaton's single-mindedness in his quest for his own brand of reason is a paradoxical distillation of the artistic temperament: originality, fertility and beauty set against death and despair and an inability to love. With an afterword by the author's sister." --Book Jacket
Julian the magician by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
12 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"MacEwen described what she set out to achieve as a "sort of powerful poetic mad half-abandoned prose somewhere between [Kenneth] Patchen and Virginia Woolf." Set in a medieval past that has distinctly modern overtones, the novel is about Julian, a young man who believes he is Christ. Wandering the countryside in a horse-drawn wagon, Julian learns "to suspend logic like a whale on a thread." He becomes a master of alchemy, performing "miracles" like curing the mad and changing water into wine. When his rapt audiences begin to lose faith, Julian must pay with his life. MacEwen skillfully implies a relationship between alchemy, miracles and belief, and the art forms she is engaged in herself, poetry and prose. What is the price the writer-magician must pay to engender belief in her audience? Is something true merely because we believe it? With an afterword by the author's sister." --Book Jacket
Noman by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
10 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories
The shadow-maker by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
16 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and French and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems
Magic animals : selected poems old and new by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fire-eaters by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The T.E. Lawrence poems by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The armies of the moon by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Afterworlds by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A breakfast for barbarians by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mermaids and ikons : a Greek summer by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noman's land : stories by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Honey drum : seven tales from Arab lands by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gwendolyn MacEwen by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Trojan women : a play by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Earthlight, 1963-1982 : selected poetry of Gwendolyn MacEwen by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trojan women by Euripides( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation
The rising fire; [poems] by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
5 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magic animals : selected poetry of Gwendolyn Macewen by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The birds : a modern adaptation of Aristophanes' comedy by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.72 (from 0.07 for The Honey ... to 1.00 for Metaphors ...)
Alternative Names
Mac Ewen, Gwendolyn 1941-1987
MacEven, Gwendolyn.
MacEven, Gwendolyn 1941-
MacEven, Gwendolyn 1941-1987
MacEwen, Gwendolyn Margaret.
McEwen, Gwendolyn
McEwen, Gwendolyn 1941-1987
Languages
English (181)
German (1)
French (1)
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