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Alien Creature (print) by Linda Griffths

Gwendolyn MacEwen was, to many, a mesmerizing presence. She published twenty books and was one of the most celebrated Canadian poets of her day. Then, in 1987, at the age of forty-six, she was dead, many suspected suicide.
The one woman tour-de-force that explores the life and death of one of Canada's most interesting literary figures.




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Alien Creature (print)

Alien Creature: a visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen is inspired by MacEwen's life and work, yet is an entirely new creation. MacEwen, as evoked by Linda Griffiths, returns to a modern world one night, bringing images and a prophetic warning. There has been a death of poetry, of imagination. The city will pay. The world will pay. Then she laughs, opens her hands, pulling brilliant scarves from the air. On this night, MacEwen is torn apart by her magic, made invincible by her magic. Revealed as drunk, lover, poet, and magician, Gwendolyn MacEwen rises to inspire and incite us.

Nominated for the 2000 Governor General's Literary Award, winner of a 2000 Chalmers Canadian Play Award.

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Title Alien Creature (print)
ISBN 13 9780887545986
Genre Award Winner, Drama, Women Writers
Contributor(s) Linda Griffths
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
Agent Michael Petrasek at The Talent House, (416) 960-9686
Year 2000

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