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An eminent Canadian man of letters scholar naval ofcer and secret intelligence agent cbc scriptwriter musician biographer and translator George Whalley 19151983 was also a gifted poet whose work spans ve decades. Along with his major critical work Poetic Process and his superb biography The Legend of John Hornby Whalleys poetry is an important contribution to the emergence and development of twentieth- century modernism. The Complete Poems of George Whalley is the rst collection of Whalleys entire poetic oeuvre. It contains the previously published work from his two books of poetry Poems 19391944 and No Man An Island as well as pieces that appeared in periodicals and edited collections. It gathers all his unpublished poems found in public archives and his personal papers letters and journals. This col- lection reinforces Whalleys place as the foremost Canadian poet of the Second World War during and immediately after which the majority of these works were written. It also emphasizes the humour and playfulness of his early and late poems. Michael DiSantos introduction provides an overview of Whalleys life and career and ex- amines the relationship between his poetics and criticism by consulting his essays letters and unpublished papers. Restoring Whalleys poetry and literary contri- butions to their rightful place in the Canadian canon this comprehensive collection opens new chapters on mid-twentieth-century modernism and war poetry. Michael John DiSanto is associate professor of English at Algoma University and the author of Under Conrads Eyes The Novel as Criticism. 1 9 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 6 P O E T R Y C A N A D I A N L I T E R AT U R E The Complete Poems of George Whalley edited by michael john disanto The poems of a Canadian modernist best known for his investigations into poetic process. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2016 978-0-7735-4803-9 49.95A CDN 49.95A US 38.00 cloth 6 x 9 440pp Ebook available