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Djwa, Sandra 1939-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 168 publications in 2 languages and 9,843 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  History  Biographies  Concordances  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9199.3.P7, 811.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sandra Djwa
Complete poems by E. J Pratt( )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professing English : a life of Roy Daniells by Sandra Djwa( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sandra Djwa has provided readers with an artefact: a cultural biography with a human face. Roy Daniells (1902-79), an English professor who taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Manitoba and finished his career at the University of British Columbia, was an outstanding scholar, teacher, and poet, and influenced at least four generations of students. Daniells was a key figure - a cultural analyst - in the consolidation of English as a discipline and the development of Canadian literature as a recognized body of writing and a legitimate focus of scholarship, interacting with major personalities of the era such as Earle Birney, Northrop Frye, E.J. Pratt, Sinclair Ross, Margaret Laurence, and A.S.P. Woodhouse." "Djwa's examination of his life is a personal story as well as a micro-history of literary studies in Canada. It is also the account of an individual who, struggling against a strict religious upbringing, turned instead to the devotional poets of the seventeenth century. In this biography, Daniell's life becomes a prism refracting aspects of the discipline: the old ties between religion and literature, the making of a professor, mentorship and the way it functioned, women in the academy, and changes in the discipline and the professoriate. His devotion to English studies and his unflagging encouragement of young Canadian writers and students make Daniells a key figure in Canadian literary scholarship. Thanks to this biography, he will receive the recognition he so justly deserves."--Jacket
Selected poems by E. J Pratt( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849) is a latter-day Jacobean, the author of blank verse plays and poems which are as bold, wild and fresh as they are archaic in manner. We read his plays less for character and drama than for the miracles that occur in their language. He is a poet of fragments. His mastery of lyric and ballad make his work immediately accessible; an obsession with death aligns him with the Decadents."--Jacket
Giving Canada a literary history : a memoir by Carl F Klinck( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Giving Canada a Literary History, Carl Klinck combines his autobiography with a history of the development of Canadian Literature as a serious field of study. When he set out to find out the "facts," he did so because he was convinced that "Our national soul is hidden within us, in what we are, in our expression of ourselves, in our literature." Indeed, the present strong state of the discipline is largely the result of Carl Klinck's efforts to establish a canon and to provide the basic tools of study through his own publications and through collaborative efforts with other scholars. He believed that the work he had undertaken was a "patriotic duty," and his role in the creation of student texts, editions of classic works, and especially, The Literary History of Canada made him the principal architect of the systematic scholarship that has emerged in Canada since the early 1960s
Journey with no maps : a life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journey with No Maps is the first biography of P.K. Page, a brilliant twentieth-century poet and a fine artist. The product of over a decade's research and writing, the book follows Page as she becomes one of Canada's best-loved and most influential writers. "A borderline being," as she called herself, she recognized the new choices offered to women by modern life but followed only those related to her quest for self-discovery. Tracing Page's life through two wars, world travels, the rise of modernist and Canadian cultures, and later Sufi study, biographer Sandra Djwa details the people and events that inspired her work. Page's independent spirit propelled her from Canada to England, from work as a radio actress to a scriptwriter for the National Film Board, from an affair with poet F.R. Scott to an enduring marriage with diplomat Arthur Irwin. Page wrote her story in poems, fiction, diaries, librettos, and her visual art. Journey with No Maps reads like a novel, drawing on the poet's voice from interviews, diaries, letters, and writings as well as the voices of her contemporaries. With the vividness of a work of fiction and the thoroughness of scholarly dedication, Djwa illustrates the complexities of Page's private experience while also documenting her public emergence as an internationally known poet. It is both the captivating story of a remarkable woman and a major contribution to the study of Canada's literary and artistic history"--Publisher's website
E.J. Pratt : the evolutionary vision by Sandra Djwa( )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking companionship, a lonely old lady miniaturizes the postman, milkman, and plumber and places them in jars around the house
On F.R. Scott : essays on his contributions to law, literature, and politics( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.J. Pratt : Complete Poems by E. J Pratt( )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume offers a full sampling of Pratt's poems chosen both for their representativeness and for their intrinsic value
Selected poems of E.J. Pratt by E. J Pratt( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected Poems offers a full sampling of Pratt's poems chosen on the joint basis of representative poetic voice and intrinsic value. The poems are based on a new edition of the texts based on a collation of all published versions
The politics of the imagination : a life of F.R. Scott by Sandra Djwa( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and French and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Très complète et volumineuse biographie qui aborde à la fois la carrière de poète, traducteur, juriste et militant de Frank Scott, figure importante de l'histoire du Québec. Professeur d'anglais à l'Université Simon Fraser, l'auteure est biographe et historienne de la littérature. [SDM]
F.R. Scott and his works by Sandra Djwa( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saul and selected poems : including excerpts from Jephthah's daughter and Jezebel, a poem in three cantos by Charles Heavysege( )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2019 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saul and Selected Poems is an original and useful introduction to the work and poetic personality of Charles Heavysege (1816-76), an important but currently neglected nineteenth-century Canadian writer. Heavysege was handicapped by a limited education and a lack of public support, yet nonetheless established himself in Great Britain and America as the 'leading intellect of [the] Dominion' in a period when native literature was scantily regarded. His struggle to express himself and to find an audience for his work mirrors the dilemma of the {acute}emigr{acute}e writer of his time. Heavysege's work is related in this volume to the early nineteenth-century English revival of poetic drama, and seen in the context of the Canadian cultural milieu of the 1860s. Saul is a powerful presentation of the tormented soul caught in a world of order and universal degree. Its main interest is to be found in the psychological frankness - Saul's recognition of his demon resonates with the deeper implication of the recognition of the d{uml}oppelg{uml}anger - and in passages of sinewy verse written with a directness that anticipates E.J. Pratt. The text of Saul and 'Jezebel,' selections from Jephthah's Daughter, an original commentary on the major poems, a bibliography, and a review of Heavysege criticism are all included in this volume
Professing English at UBC : the legacy of Roy Daniells and Garnett Sedgewick : the 1999 Garnett Sedgewick memorial lecture by Sandra Djwa( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphor, world view and the continuity of Canadian poetry : a study of the major English Canadian poets, with a computer concordance to metaphor by Sandra Djwa( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete poems by E. J Pratt( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of E.J. Pratt by E. J Pratt( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete poems by Edwin J Pratt( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of E.J. Pratt. the selected prose of E.J. Pratt by E. J Pratt( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of E.J. Pratt by E. J Pratt( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of E. J. Pratt by E. J Pratt( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Selected poemsSelected poems of E.J. PrattF.R. Scott and his worksProfessing English at UBC : the legacy of Roy Daniells and Garnett Sedgewick : the 1999 Garnett Sedgewick memorial lecture
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (123)

French (3)