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MacEwen, Gwendolyn 1941-1987

Overview
Works: 231 works in 534 publications in 4 languages and 4,912 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Drama  Periodicals  Legends  Musical settings  Biography  Folklore  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Signer, Editor, Narrator, Translator, Interviewee, Photographer, Performer, Other
Classifications: PR9199.3.M313, 811.54
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Most widely held works about Gwendolyn MacEwen
 
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Most widely held works by Gwendolyn MacEwen
Noman by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories
Gwendolyn MacEwen by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems written by Gwendolyn MacEwen at and after the age of thirty-five
The shadow-maker by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and French and held by 177 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 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fire-eaters by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The T.E. Lawrence poems by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The armies of the moon by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of Egypt, king of dreams; a novel by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Insomniac Library is proud to reissue Gwendolyn MacEwen's second novel, more than thirty years after its original appearance in 1971. The novel bears important resemblances to MacEwen's earlier Julian the Magician. 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 deeply 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 powerfully paradoxical distillation of the artistic temperament: originality, fertility and beauty set against death and despair and an inability to love
Noman's land : stories by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afterworlds by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A breakfast for barbarians by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 107 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 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Award-winning poet and novelist Gwendolyn MacEwen explores her strongly personal responses to the landscape, culture, and people of Greece in this exquisitely written travel diary, which was originally published in 1978"--
Julian, the magician; a novel by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 2000 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Insomniac Library is proud to reissue Gwendolyn MacEwen's first novel, more than forty years after its original appearance in 1963. 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 begins to lose faith, Julian must pay with his life
The Honey drum : seven tales from Arab lands by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trojan women : a play by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trojan women by Euripides( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic animals : selected poetry of Gwendolyn MacEwen by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth-light, 1963-1982 : selected poetry of Gwendolyn MacEwen by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian the magician by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 44 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."--Jacket
King of Egypt, king of dreams by Gwendolyn MacEwen( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 36 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."--Jacket
 
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The T.E. Lawrence poems
Alternative Names
Gwendolyn MacEwen Canadees romanschrijfster (1941-1987)

Gwendolyn MacEwen écrivaine canadienne

Gwendolyn MacEwen escritora canadiense

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MacEven, Gwendolyn.

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MacEwen, Gwandolyn

MacEwen, Gwendolyn Margaret.

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Макьюэн, Гвендолин

Languages
English (240)

Italian (7)

German (2)

French (1)

Covers
The T.E. Lawrence poemsThe Trojan womenJulian the magicianKing of Egypt, king of dreamsShadow maker : the life of Gwendolyn MacEwenThe Gwendolyn poemsGwendolyn MacEwen and her works