Fonds UBCA-ARC-1026 - Robert Bringhurst fonds

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Robert Bringhurst fonds

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51 cm of textual records and published materials

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Poet Robert Bringhurst was born in 1946 and raised in the Canadian Rockies. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), the University of Utah and Indiana University. Returning to Canada after a prolonged residence in South America, Europe and the Near East, Bringhurst joined the Creative Writing Department at British Columbia. He authored several books, including Bergschrund (1975), Tzuhslem's Mountain (1982) and The Beauty of Weapons: Selected Poems (1983). He also served as co-editor of Visions: Contemporary Art in Canada (1983), the first work to document the various movements in Canadian art since World War II.

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Fonds consists of multiple drafts and the original typescript for the book Visions: Contemporary Art in Canada. Fonds also includes correspondence with various authors and promotional material for the book.

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Revised June 2020

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