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Purdy, Al 1918-2000

Overview
Works: 233 works in 605 publications in 3 languages and 10,416 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Autographs  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Signer, Interviewee, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PR9199.3.P8, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Al Purdy, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Al Purdy
The more easily kept illusions the poetry of Al Purdy by Al Purdy ( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a selection of 35 poems by one of Canada's best loved and most cantankerous poets, with introduction by Budde, and an Afterword by Russell Brown
The new Romans; candid Canadian opinions of the U.S by Al Purdy ( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems for all the Annettes by Al Purdy ( Book )
20 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected poems of Al Purdy by Al Purdy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex & death by Al Purdy ( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems
Storm warning; the new Canadian poets by Al Purdy ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by poets not yet widely known. Contains photos and biographical information
The Cariboo horses by Al Purdy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1946 and 1976 in English and Hebrew and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Al Purdy ( Book )
9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A splinter in the heart : a novel by Al Purdy ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 184 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 )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love in a burning building by Al Purdy ( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I've tasted my blood, poems 1956 to 1968 by Milton Acorn ( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Piling blood by Al Purdy ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rooms for rent in the outer planets : selected poems, 1962-1996 by Al Purdy ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems of Al Purdy by Al Purdy ( Book )
12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Being alive : poems 1958-78 by Al Purdy ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of Owen Roblin by Al Purdy ( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 156 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 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bukowski/Purdy letters : a decade of dialogue, 1964-1974 by Charles Bukowski ( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The stone bird by Al Purdy ( Book )
10 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Purdy, A. W. 1918-
Purdy, A. W. 1918-2000
Purdy, A. W. (Alfred Wellington), 1918-
Purdy, A. W. (Alfred Wellington), 1918-2000
Purdy, Al
Purdy, Alfred
Purdy, Alfred 1918-
Purdy Alfred 1918-2000
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Purdy Alfred W. 1918-2000
Purdy, Alfred Wellington
Purdy, Alfred Wellington 1918-
Purdy Alfred Wellington 1918-2000
Languages
English (237)
Italian (1)
Hebrew (1)
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