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LECfCfERS IN. CANADA: 1964 EDITED BY F. W. WAIT This is the last issue of Letters in Canada under the present editorship. I want to thank the numerous regular contributors who have again met their commitments despite inevitable difficulties, the steadily growing number of books, the increased demands on time, and in at least one instance the strain of ill-health. We are glad that Professor G. M. Craig has been able to take over the local and regional history section, and we extend thanks and regrets to Professor E. C. Blackman who provides in this issue the last of his forceful surveys of religiOUS books. Two books, John Addington Symonds, A Biography, by Mrs. PhylliS Grosskurth, and Essays in English Literature from the Renaissance to the Victorian Age, Presented to A. S. P. Woodhouse, will be reviewed in a later issue. Some readers may not be aware that among the late Professor Woodhouse's inventions was Letters in Canada, which he edited for the first time for the year 1935. Once again the task of collecting and distributing books and preparing material for the printers has been accomplished through the efficient co-operation of the Press's editorial assistants. Mrs. Marion Magee has continued to provide the experience and friendly attention which for five years have helped greatly to make the editor's job a pleasant responsibility , and Miss Margery Pearson in her first year has entered into her work with the same competence and patience. POETRY Milton Wilson Near False Creek Mouth (McClelland & Stewart, not paged, $4.50 cloth, $2.50 paper) is Earle Birney's sixth book, his second in two years. The sixties have been a prolific time for Birney, and, although he likes to depict himself as bald, pasty-faced and something less than agile ("there is nowhere I need go that quickly"), I can see nothing poetically Volume XXXIV, Number 4, July, 1965 ...


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