Louis Dudek

Paradise includes essays on Nabokov's Pale Fire, the literary quarrel between Morley Callaghan and John Glassco, the idea of art, the poetry and prose of R.J. MacSween, the poetry of Ken Norris, and a major essay on myth [which was the 1991 F.R. Scott Lecture at McGill University]. It is vintage Dudek—analytical, controversial, lyrical, intelligent, and never boring.

Literary Criticism 1998

Louis Dudek, born in Montreal, was educated both at McGill and Columbia University. In New York, as a young poet, he corresponded extensively with Ezra Pound. Back in Montreal, he joined the McGill faculty, where his lectures on literature became legendary. In combination with other key figures in the first and second waves of Canadian poetic modernism, he commenced many of the most important small magazines and literary presses of the mid-century. As a writer, critic, and cultural observer, his career has been dedicated to ongoing intellectual and artistic discussion. Justly identified as Canada’s premier man of letters, Dudek died in 2001.

Other books by Louis Dudek:
Zembla's Rocks
Infinite Worlds
Continuation II
Continuation I

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