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Songs of the Prairie

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Title:Songs of the Prairie
Stead, Robert James Campbell   
(5 of 5 for author by title)
The Smoking Flax
Colborne, Elizabeth Aline   
Published:   1911
Publisher:Platt & Peck
Tags:ballads, Canada, Canadiana, non-fiction, Prairies

Ballads in much the same style as Robert Service. Our ebook is based on the 1912 New York edition, from which we reproduce the colour frontispiece by the American painter Elizabeth Aline Colborne (1887-1948). [Suggest a different description.]

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Robert J.C. (James Campbell) Stead (1880-1959) was a Canadian writer of poetry and novels. Born in Middleville, Ontario, his family went west to homestead in Manitoba. As a young adult he started his own weekly newspaper and then went on to work on a number of other small publications. He eventually moved to Ottawa where he joined the civil service. He wrote five volumes of poetry, mostly patriotic verse of simplistic style. His novels were more interesting in that he began with popular romances and then progressed towards realistic depictions of prairie life and attitudes. His best novel, "Grain", depicts a farmer growing up in the culturally impoverished environment of a prairie farm. It also depicts to an almost dreary extent a realistic portrayal of life on the prairie, a measure of realism concurrent with other prairie novelists such as Frederick Philip Grove and Martha Ostenso. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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