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Robert W. Service

Selected Poetry and Prose (Voyageur Classics #21)

Robert W. Service, Michael Gnarowski (Editor)


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The writing of Robert W. Service is mostly known through his poems and ballads. Immortalized by his two iconic ballads, The Cremation of Sam McGee and The Shooting of Dan McGrew, he has entered the world's imagination as the Bard of the Yukon. But Service was much more than a chronicler of the Great North.

A traveller and adventurer who tried his hand at many occupations, Service left a fascinating set of impressions: the successful literary life in the course of which he produced everything from poems and ballads to fictional romance to thrillers and how to stave off the dreary process of aging.

Robert W. Service is a fresh selection of the most interesting and significant works of the author with a biographical introduction and a select bibliography of additional readings.

Praise For Robert W. Service: Selected Poetry and Prose (Voyageur Classics #21)

"Editor Michael Gnarowski provides a varied and entertaining selection of Service's writings, a useful biographical introduction, extensive notes and a bibliography."

Dundurn Press, 9781554889389, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2012

About the Author

Michael Gnarowski co-edited The Making of Modern Poetry in Canada, compiled The Concise Bibliography of English Canadian Literature, and edited the Critical Views on Canadian Writers series for McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Gnarowski is professor emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa.