Wilson Macdonald

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Macdonald, Wilson


Born May 5, 1880, in Cheapside, Ontario Province; died Apr. 8, 1967. Canadian poet.

MacDonald was the son of a clergyman. His first collection was The Song of the Prairie Land (1918). He also wrote the collections of poems Out of the Wilderness (1926), Caw Caw Ballads (1930), and Lyrical Year (1952. In his poems MacDonald depicted Canadian nature; his satire was directed against religious hypocrisy. MacDonald’s poetry continues the traditions of English romanticism and Canadian folklore. A supporter of peace and friendship among nations, MacDonald visited the USSR in 1957, and in his book I Am in Moscow (1958) he wrote sympathetically about the achievements of the Soviet state.


In Russian translation:
Izbrannye stikhi. [With afterword by I. Levidova.] Moscow, 1964.


Wallace, D. “Zametki o kanadskoi poezii.” Inostrannaia literatura, 1959, no. 10.
Golysheva, A. I. Sovremennaia anglo-kanadskaia literatura. Moscow, 1973.
Leading Canadian Poets. Edited by W. Percival. Toronto, 1948.


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