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Purdy, Al 1918-2000

Overview
Works: 232 works in 703 publications in 4 languages and 11,553 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Portraits  Interviews 
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 new Romans; candid Canadian opinions of the U.S by Al Purdy( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems for all the Annettes by Al Purdy( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 362 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 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex & death by Al Purdy( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems
The Cariboo horses by Al Purdy( Book )

11 editions published between 1946 and 1976 in English and Hebrew and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Al Purdy( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm warning; the new Canadian poets by Al Purdy( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by poets not yet widely known. Contains photos and biographical information
A splinter in the heart : a novel by Al Purdy( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 187 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
Love in a burning building by Al Purdy( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild grape wine by Al Purdy( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 180 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 172 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 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piling blood by Al Purdy( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Al Purdy by Al Purdy( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Owen Roblin by Al Purdy( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 160 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 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stone bird by Al Purdy( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moths in the Iron Curtain by Al Purdy( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

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Purdy, Alfred Wellington

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Languages
English (294)

Italian (1)

French (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Rooms for rent in the outer planets : selected poems, 1962-1996The more easily kept illusions : the poetry of Al PurdyAl Purdy : essays on his worksThe ivory thought : essays on Al PurdyYours, Al : the collected letters of Al PurdyThe Purdy-Woodcock letters : selected correspondence, 1964-1984The Al Purdy A-frame anthology