E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake: Collected Poems and Selected Prose

E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake: Collected Poems and Selected Prose


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E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) was a Native advocate of part-Mohawk ancestry, an independent woman during the period of first-wave feminism, a Canadian nationalist who also advocated strengthening the link to imperial England, a popular and versatile prose writer, and one of modern Canada's best-selling poets. Johnson longed to see the publication of a complete collection of her verse, but that wish remained unfulfilled during her life. Nine decades after her death, the first complete collection of all of Pauline Johnson's known poems, many painstakingly culled from newspapers, magazines, and archives, is now available.

In response to the current recognition of Johnson's historical position as an immensely popular and influential figure of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this volume also presents a representative selection of her prose, including fiction about native-settler relations, journalism about women and recreation, and discussions of gender roles and racial stereotypes.

Edited by Carole Gerson and Veronica Strong-Boag, authors of the enthusiastically received Paddling Her Own Canoe: Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake), this collection exhibits the same impeccable scholarship and is essential to a full understanding of Johnson as a major Canadian writer and cultural figure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802036704
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 06/29/2002
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.17(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Carole Gerson is Professor of English at Simon Fraser University.

Veronica Strong-Boag is a professor emerita at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and the Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia.

What People are Saying About This

David Bentley

'A rich, timely, and highly valuable and useable demonstration of Johnson's breadth and depth as a writer.'

Mary Rubio

'This is an excellent book - it's based on impeccable scholarship by researchers with stellar reputations, who trolled through endless old newspapers and magazines and delved into archival holdings across the country to gather materials... Scholars like Gerson and Strong-Boag are doing essential cultural work by recovering significant female historical figures like Pauline Johnson and placing them in a social, literary, and cultural milieu.'

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