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The First Day of Spring

Stories and Other Prose

Series: Heritage
Edited by: Douglas Lochhead
Contributor: Peter Stevens
The First Day of Spring is an important rediscovery of one of Canada's best writers of the 1920s. this volume brings together not only Raymond Knister's more well-known stories but also all his unpublished stories, a few travel pieces, and several examples of his literary critcism.

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Raymond Knister (1899-1932) was a Canadian poet, novelist, story writer, columnist, and reviewer. Known primarily for his realistic narratives set in rural Canada ... Knister was a highly respected member of the Canadian literary community during the 1920s and early 1930s, and recent criticism has acknowledged him as a pioneer in establishing a distinctively modern voice in Canadian literature.

Peter Stevens (1928-2009) was a professor emeritus of English at the University of Windsor.

Douglas Lochhead (1922-2011) was a professor emeritus of Mount Allison University.

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;