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Shaped by this land : poetry and painting collection : reviews

  • CA ACU SPC F0008-S0004-FL0555
  • File
  • [1974 November - 1975 July 31]
  • Part of Alden Nowlan fonds.

Newsclippings and typescript of reviews from various Canadian periodicals and newspapers. Arranged chronologically. Shaped by this land was a collaboration between A. Nowlan and painter Tom Forrestall. Includes references to the following: Shaped by this land.

Shaped by this land : poetry and painting collection : foreword

Typescript research notes; typescript rough draft fragments; and typescript (carbon copy) clean copy. Revised version of item 3 published as the foreward and also on the back jacket cover of Shaped by this land, a collaboration between A. Nowlan and the artist Tom Forrestall. Items described by A. Nowlan as "Biographical notes prepared for Shaped by this land". Includes references to the following: Shaped by this land.

Forrestall, Tom.

  • Invitations and letter (1971-1973), from T. and Natalie Forrestall to Alden and Claudine Nowlan.
  • Autograph letter(s) signed by the hand of the author commenting on A. Nowlan's column about T. Forrestall, possibly that published in the Telegraph-Journal on June 23, 1973; and invitations to a T. Forrestall art exhibition. Includes references to the following: Alden Nowlan reports.

Forrestall, Natalie.

  • Correspondence (1972 March 6 - 1973 July 15), between N. Forrestall and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence concerning publication of Shaped by this land, and relating personal news. Includes references to the following: Shaped by this land.

The boil.

In Canadian Literature, no. 68-69, Spring-Summer 1976, p. 6. Also contains essay Something to write about, p. 7-12; A stretchable world, p. 61; and review of Shaped by this land, p. 150-152. Includes duplicate of item. Includes references to the following: Shaped by this land; The boil; A stretchable world; Something to write about.

Daily Gleaner.

  • Correspondence (1960 December 23 - 1982 March 10), between various representatives of the Daily Gleaner and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating chiefly to publication of Shaped by this land by Tom Forrestall and A. Nowlan and Double exposure, and discussing the possibility of publishing a collection of Micmac legends. (Daily Gleaner correspondence should be read in conjunction with correspondence in Atlantic Advocate, Brunswick Press, Unipress and University Press of New Brunswick Ltd. files.) Includes references to the following: Shaped by this land; Double exposure; Alden Nowlan's notebook.

The opening of a door.

In the Atlantic Advocate, v. 56, no. 7, March 1966, p. 20-22. Also contains poems For Nicholas of all the Russias, The janitor, April in New Brunswick, Sailors, Fired, and The bull moose, p. 63; as well as short biography, p. 63. Short story illustrated by Tom Forrestall. Includes duplicate of item and two photocopies of the published short story. Includes references to the following: The opening of a door.; For Nicholas of all the Russias; The janitor; April in New Brunswick; Sailors; Fired; The bull moose.

Brunswick Press.

  • Royalty statements (1974 December 20 - 1982 December 31), from Brunswick Press to Alden Nowlan.
  • Royalty statements reporting sales and royalties for Shaped by this land and Double exposure. Also includes list of expenses incurred for trip to Halifax to promote Double exposure. Includes references to the following: Shaped by this land; Double exposure.

Brunswick Press.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1977 June 23 - 1979 February 19), between Sheila Cotton, Brunswick Press, and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating chiefly to publication of Double exposure. Letters discuss articles, lay- out, possible titles and promotion of the collection of articles and essays. Letters enclose tentative table of contents, cover mock- up, samples of typeface and chapter headings. Also includes promotional release and catalogue advertising the book. (Brunswick Press correspondence should be read in conjunction with correspondence in Atlantic Advocate, Daily Gleaner, Unipress and University Press of New Brunswick Ltd. files.) Includes references to the following: Double exposure; Shaped by this land; Alden Nowlan's notebook; The abortion question; The incredible murder of Cardinal Tosca : stage play; Two-way mirror; Growing up in Katpesa Creek; Testimony of a tent preacher; Smoked glass; Hard times at Ketepaska Creek.

Atlantic Advocate.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1966 August 13 - 1982 November 17), between various officials at Atlantic Advocate and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating to publication in Atlantic Advocate of poems, numerous articles, adaptations of Micmac legends, book reviews and a monthly column (originally titled From my notebook, later titled Alden Nowlan's notebook) published from April 1970 to July 1983. Also mentioned is publication of Shaped by this land and Double exposure. Several letters enclose requests to reprint work originally published in Atlantic Advocate. Verso of one letter contains rough draft fragment of short story Love and marriage (variant title Infidelity). (Atlantic Advocate correspondence should be read in conjunction with correspondence in Brunswick Press, Daily Gleaner, Telegraph-Journal, Unipress and University Press of New Brunswick Ltd. files.) Includes references to the following: The people who are gone; In an Irish village; The backbiters; The Mosherville Road; The star brides; Alden Nowlan's notebook; The man who hated winter; The snow vampire; The man who wanted to live forever; How three small boys outwitted the giants; The invisible boy; Brother to the bears; The captive; The chief who refused to die; We shall come rejoicing; The small hours; Review of Louise Manny and James Reginald Wilson's Songs of the Miramichi; The kneeling of the cattle; From my notebook; Review of Norman Levine's From a seaside town; What Christmas means to me; Frankenstein : the man who became god; Shaped by this land; Nowlan recalls Hank Snow : a courtly yodelling ranger; Double exposure; Monarchists look back at other royal births; A new look needed; Ryan's fancy; Three boys and the giants; Love and marriage, sung by Frank Sinatra; Infidelity.
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