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Duncan Campbell Scott: Selected Writings

Duncan Campbell Scott

Published February 11th 2012
ISBN : 9781459701458
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264 pages
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Controversy has swirled in recent times around the career of Duncan Campbell Scott, poet, fiction writer, and long-serving bureaucrat with the Department of Indian Affairs, where he had a hand in policies unfavourable to Canadas Native people,MoreControversy has swirled in recent times around the career of Duncan Campbell Scott, poet, fiction writer, and long-serving bureaucrat with the Department of Indian Affairs, where he had a hand in policies unfavourable to Canadas Native people, including assimilation. Despite this controversial legacy, Scott s accomplishments as a writer contributed greatly to the development of Canadian literature. Scott was a prominent member of Ottawas intellectual elite in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as a respected pianist. He and his wife encouraged contemporary artists, collected their work, and hosted a cultural salon. However, it is primarily as a writer and poet that he is remembered, and this book presents a generous selection of his best poems and short stories, as well as public addresses in which he states his views on the evolving culture of Canada. Introduced with notes and commentary, this is the first significant presentation of the work of this major Canadian writer.