WorldCat Identities

Purdy, Al 1918-2000

Overview
Works: 258 works in 767 publications in 4 languages and 11,797 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Bibliography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Signer, Narrator, Interviewee, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PR9199.3.P8, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Al Purdy
The more easily kept illusions : the poetry of Al Purdy by Al Purdy( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The new Romans; candid Canadian opinions of the U.S by Al Purdy( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems for all the Annettes by Al Purdy( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of Al Purdy by Al Purdy( Book )

17 editions published between 1886 and 1989 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex & death by Al Purdy( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems
The Cariboo horses by Al Purdy( Book )

12 editions published between 1946 and 1976 in English and Hebrew and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Al Purdy( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen Bantu tales about the heroic Temba, who was courageous and resourceful as well as kind and who used these qualities to win the daughter of the Rain Lord
Storm warning; the new Canadian poets by Al Purdy( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by poets not yet widely known. Contains photos and biographical information
Love in a burning building by Al Purdy( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splinter in the heart : a novel by Al Purdy( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Splinter in the Heart, Al Purdy's only novel, provides a vivid picture of Purdy's childhood home of Trenton, Ontario, in the final days of the First World War. On Thanksgiving Day in 1918, Trenton was devastated by a fire and explosion at a munitions factory owned by the British Chemical Company, the town's one big employer. All of the action in A Splinter in the Heart anticipates this cataclysm. As disaster looms, Purdy takes Patrick Cameron, his awkward and undistinguished teenage hero, through the usual elements of adolescence: he falls in love; he takes up long-distance running; his mother is courted by Trenton's firebrand preacher; his ancient grandfather, Marshall "Portugee" Cameron, dies
Wild grape wine by Al Purdy( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I've tasted my blood, poems 1956 to 1968 by Milton Acorn( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rooms for rent in the outer planets : selected poems, 1962-1996 by Al Purdy( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being alive : poems 1958-78 by Al Purdy( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piling blood by Al Purdy( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Al Purdy by Al Purdy( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Owen Roblin by Al Purdy( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North of summer; poems from Baffin Island by Al Purdy( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Laurence - Al Purdy, a friendship in letters : selected correspondence by Margaret Laurence( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stone bird by Al Purdy( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MANY OF PURDY'S FAMILIAR THEMES ARE HERE--HIS EMPATHY FOR FOREIGN PLACES AND DISTANT TIMES, HIS AFFECTION FOR LOSERS AND OUTSIDERS, HIS FASCINATION WITH PRE-HISTORY AND THE FRAGMENTED RECORDS OF DEAD CIVILIZATIONS
 
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Rooms for rent in the outer planets : selected poems, 1962-1996
Alternative Names
Al Purdy Canadian poet

Al Purdy poeta canadiense

Purdy, A.W.

Purdy, A. W. 1918-

Purdy, A. W. 1918-2000

Purdy, A. W. (Alfred Wellington), 1918-

Purdy, A. W. (Alfred Wellington), 1918-2000

Purdy, Al

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Purdy, Alfred W.

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Purdy, Alfred Wellington

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Purdy, Alred Wellington 1918-2000

Languages
English (303)

Italian (1)

Hebrew (1)

French (1)

Covers
A splinter in the heart : a novelRooms for rent in the outer planets : selected poems, 1962-1996The ivory thought : essays on Al PurdyThe more easily kept illusions : the poetry of Al PurdyAl Purdy : essays on his worksYours, Al : the collected letters of Al PurdyThe Purdy-Woodcock letters : selected correspondence, 1964-1984