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The Resource Journey with no maps : a life of P.K. Page, Sandra Djwa

Journey with no maps : a life of P.K. Page, Sandra Djwa

Label
Journey with no maps : a life of P.K. Page
Title
Journey with no maps
Title remainder
a life of P.K. Page
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Djwa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
A biography of the twentieth-century Canadian poet P.K. Page.
Award
Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Nonfiction, 2013.
Biography type
individual biography
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10161697
Cataloging source
NLC
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1939-
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Djwa, Sandra
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Page, P. K.
  • Poets, Canadian
Target audience
adult
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a life of P.K. Page
Label
Journey with no maps : a life of P.K. Page, Sandra Djwa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn793221974
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 418 p.
Isbn
9780773540613
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)793221974
Label
Journey with no maps : a life of P.K. Page, Sandra Djwa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn793221974
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 418 p.
Isbn
9780773540613
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)793221974

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