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Michael Gnarowski fonds. - 1956-1985. - 4 m of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Professor, poet, editor and critic, Michael Gnarowski was born in Shanghai, China in 1934. He studied at McGill University (B.A., 1956), Indiana University (1959), the Université de Montréal (M.A., 1960), and received his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Ottawa in 1967. While an undergraduate at McGill, Gnarowski began to publish his poetry in the magazine, Yes (1956-1970) which he co-edited. He continued to reinforce his creative writing with editing and publishing activities. Literary periodicals with which he was involved or edited include Le Chien d'or/The Golden Dog (1970-1972), Delta, Golden Dog Press (1971-1985), and Tecumseh Press. He was also series editor for McGraw-Hill Ryerson's Critical Views on Canadian Writers Series (1969-1977) and co-edited Canadian Poetry (1977- ) with David Bentley.

Scope and Content

The Michael Gnarowski fonds includes writers' manuscripts and correspondence relating to the publishing houses Golden Dog Press and Delta (Canada) and the little magazines Yes (1956-70) and The Golden Dog (1972-74); writers manuscripts and correspondence relating to the McGraw-Hill Critical Views Series, edited by Gnarowski; and correspondence with writers Earle Birney, Louis Dudek, John Glassco, Carl Klinck, Irving Layton and Al Purdy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Michael Gnarowski in 1988. [1988-06]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: some restrictions on access.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

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