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Purdy, Al 1918-2000

Overview
Works: 211 works in 666 publications in 4 languages and 11,153 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biography  Fiction  Bibliography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Signer, 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 )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems for all the Annettes by Al Purdy( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by poets not yet widely known. Contains photos and biographical information
The collected poems of Al Purdy by Al Purdy( Book )

17 editions published between 1886 and 1989 in English and held by 327 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 )

11 editions published between 1946 and 1976 in English and Hebrew and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Al Purdy( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 186 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 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in a burning building by Al Purdy( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and French 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 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Al Purdy by Al Purdy( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 175 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 170 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

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

8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Owen Roblin by Al Purdy( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 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 Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sundance at dusk by Al Purdy( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Purdy, "A Sensitive Man" by Al Purdy( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet Al Purdy dispenses his wry form of wisdom and reads several of his own poems. The interview traces Purdy's progress as a struggling writer from his student years to his decision to be a poet full-time
 
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Rooms for rent in the outer planets : selected poems, 1962-1996
Alternative Names
Al Purdy Canadian poet

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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Purdy, Alred Wellington 1918-2000

Languages
English (304)

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 worksYours, Al : the collected letters of Al PurdyThe ivory thought : essays on Al PurdyThe Purdy-Woodcock letters : selected correspondence, 1964-1984The Al Purdy A-frame anthology