From Room to Room

From Room to Room

The Poetry of Eli Mandel

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Univ of Toronto Pr

The career of Eli Mandel (1922–1992) was one of the most prolific and distinguished in all of Canadian literature, yet in recent years his work has gone unsung compared with that of such peers as Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Robert Kroetsch, Irving Layton, and P.K. Page. Though he was a critic, anthologist, and editor of national prominence, Mandel’s legacy resides most securely in his poetry, which earned many accolades.

From Room to Room: The Poetry of Eli Mandel presents thirty-five of Mandel’s best poems written over four decades, from the 1950s to the 1980s. The selection covers the most prominent themes in Mandel’s work, including his Russian-Jewish heritage, his Saskatchewan upbringing, his interest in classical and biblical archetypes, and his concern for the political and social issues of his time. The book also highlights the way in which Mandel’s work bridged the formal attributes of modernist poetry with contemporary, sometimes experimental, poetics.

Complete with a scholarly introduction by Peter Webb and a literary afterword by Andrew Stubbs,From Room to Room makes a worthy addition to the Laurier Poetry Series, which presents affordable editions of contemporary Canadian poetry for use in the classroom and the enjoyment of anyone wishing to read some of the finest poetry Canada has to offer.



Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr

The career of Eli Mandel (1922–1992) was one of the most prolific and distinguished in all of Canadian literature, yet in recent years his work has gone unsung compared with that of such peers as Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Robert Kroetsch, Irving Layton, and P.K. Page. Though he was a critic, anthologist, and editor of national prominence, Mandel’s legacy resides most securely in his poetry, which earned many accolades.

From Room to Room: The Poetry of Eli Mandel presents thirty-five of Mandel’s best poems written over four decades, from the 1950s to the 1980s. The selection covers the most prominent themes in Mandel’s work, including his Russian-Jewish heritage, his Saskatchewan upbringing, his interest in classical and biblical archetypes, and his concern for the political and social issues of his time. The book also highlights the way in which Mandel’s work bridged the formal attributes of modernist poetry with contemporary, sometimes experimental, poetics.

Complete with a scholarly introduction by Peter Webb and a literary afterword by Andrew Stubbs, From Room to Room makes a worthy addition to the Laurier Poetry Series, which presents affordable editions of contemporary Canadian poetry for use in the classroom and the enjoyment of anyone wishing to read some of the finest poetry Canada has to offer.



Book News
This collection of 35 poems by Jewish Canadian poet Eli Mandel belongs to a series published with the aim of creating a larger readership for Canadian poets. An introduction by Webb (literature, McGill U.) provides an overview of the style, themes, and subjects of Mandel's complex, technical and psychological work, which engages diverse imagery from classical mythology to modern film, and transcends easy categorization as modernist or regionalist poetry. An afterward by Andrew Stubbs (composition, U. of Regina) briefly explores the poet's personal and political relationship to his poetry, which ranges in subject matter from a retelling of the Greek myth of the Minotaur, to a eulogy for his father, to the war in Vietnam. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
The career of Eli Mandel (1922 1992) was one of the most prolific and distinguished in all of Canadian literature, yet in recent years his work has gone unsung compared with that of such peers as Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Robert Kroetsch, Irving Layton, and P.K. Page. Though he was a critic, anthologist, and editor of national prominence, Mandel s legacy resides most securely in his poetry, which earned many accolades.

"From Room to Room: The Poetry of Eli Mandel" presents thirty-five of Mandel s best poems written over four decades, from the 1950s to the 1980s. The selection covers the most prominent themes in Mandel s work, including his Russian-Jewish heritage, his Saskatchewan upbringing, his interest in classical and biblical archetypes, and his concern for the political and social issues of his time. The book also highlights the way in which Mandel s work bridged the formal attributes of modernist poetry with contemporary, sometimes experimental, poetics.

Complete with a scholarly introduction by Peter Webb and a literary afterword by Andrew Stubbs, "From Room to Room" makes a worthy addition to the Laurier Poetry Series, which presents affordable editions of contemporary Canadian poetry for use in the classroom and the enjoyment of anyone wishing to read some of the finest poetry Canada has to offer. "



Blackwell Publishing
The career of Eli Mandel (1922-1992) was one of the most prolific and distinguished in all of Canadian literature, yet in recent years his work has gone unsung compared with that of such peers as Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Robert Kroetsch, Irving Layton, and P.K. Page. Though he was a critic, anthologist, and editor of national prominence, Mandel's legacy resides most securely in his poetry, which earned many accolades.

From Room to Room: The Poetry of Eli Mandel presents thirty-five of Mandel's best poems written over four decades, from the 1950s to the 1980s. The selection covers the most prominent themes in Mandel's work, including his Russian-Jewish heritage, his Saskatchewan upbringing, his interest in classical and biblical archetypes, and his concern for the political and social issues of his time. The book also highlights the way in which Mandel's work bridged the gap between modern poetry and contempoary, sometimes experimental, poetics.

A scholarly introduction by Peter Webb situates Mandel's work within the contemporary poetry scene of his time and outlines the cultural, historical, and literary roots of Mandel's thematically varied and highly allusive poetry. An after word by Andrew Stubbs illumnates Mandel's importance as a poet, critic, educator, and restless tackler of ideas.

Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9781554583201
1554583209
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Webb, Pete 1968-

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