by Margaret Avison


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“She is both abstract and concrete; she combines metaphysical speculation with acute observation; she sees things in their everyday detail and also in the context of eternity. She works at and teases the language, like a tangled skein of wool, to render these paradoxes in all the complexity of their ramifications.” (Stephen Scobie)


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Margaret Avison was born in Ontario. She attended public school in Western Canada, high school and university in Toronto. She spent eight months in Chicago in 1956-57, on a Guggenheim Foundation Grant. She has worked in libraries, publishing houses, universities, archives, and missions, was writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario in 1972-73. In 1985…

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  • ISBN: 0889990883
  • ISBN-13: 9780889990883
  • Pages: 105
  • Year: 1978
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.31 in
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