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Behind the Veil. A Poem

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Title:Behind the Veil. A Poem
MacMechan, Archibald McKellar   
(1 of 5 for author by title)
Head-Waters of Canadian Literature
De Mille, James   
(2 of 5 for author by title)
Humour of the North
The "B. O. W. C.": A Book for Boys
Published:   1893
Publisher:T. C. Allen & Co
Tags:Canadiana, fiction, poetry

Transcendental poem, influenced by the ideas of the Greek philosopher Plato--Wikipedia. Discovered among De Mille's papers after his death, and published by Archibald McKellar MacMechan (1862-1933), his friend and colleague at Dalhousie University. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for MacMechan, Archibald McKellar

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Archibald MacMechan (1862-1933) was a Canadian scholar and historian. Born in Ontario and educated at the University of Toronto, he excelled at languages and was an excellent writer. In 1889 he married Edith May Cowan and the same year he was appointed as Professor of English Language and Literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax. His early books were of a general scholastic nature but he quickly became interested in the local history of Nova Scotia and the Maritimes. Over the course of his career he wrote over 30 books many of them dealing with Maritime folk-lore and history. He also wrote hundreds of articles for Canadian magazines and newspapers on a variety of subjects. He was awarded many honours during his life including being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was awarded the Lorne Pierce medal presented in recognition of his contributions to Canadian literature. (Archibald MacMechan: Canadian Man of Letters, Janet E. Baker)

Author Bio for De Mille, James

James De Mille (1833-1880) was a Canadian writer of popular fiction in the Victorian era. Born in St. John, New Brunswick, he was educated at Acadia in Nova Scotia and Brown in Rhode Island. He briefly ran a bookstore from 1857 to 1861 before turning to teaching at Dalhousie University. During the last quarter of the 19th century he wrote several popular novels. He had a knack for writing intricate plots, moving between comedy and suspense and had a gift for writing good dialogue. His books ranged from juvenile boys stories such as B.O.W.C. Club (Brethren of the White Cross), comedy/satire as in The Lady of the Ice, to fantastical settings in books such as A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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