Essays and critical writing drawn from a wide-ranging fifty-year career in letters.
Drawn from essays and reviews written over the course of nearly fifty years, Work to Be Done showcases both the depth and breadth of Bruce Whiteman’s critical work. An accomplished poet and critic whose essays and reviews are widely published in Canada, the work selected here demonstrates Whiteman’s capacious interests, which range from American poetry and European literary history to the work of writers as varied as Sappho, Goethe, and Philip Larkin.
Praise for Bruce Whiteman
“Whiteman engages subject and readers with the phenomenology of existence—specifically, with landscape, music, and love … Arresting moments arrive frequently via imagery, then follow with insight … Whiteman is aware that the very nature of art is to elicit a reaction, and more importantly to have that reaction be expansive rather than diminishing.”
—Quill & Quire