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The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems

William Henry Drummond

"The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems" is a collection of poetry written by William Henry Drummond, a Canadian poet born in Ireland. Published in 1897, this collection is notable for its exploration of French-Canadian culture and dialect. Drummond's poems in this collection often portray the life, language, and traditions of the habitants, the French-Canadian rural inhabitants. He captures the essence of their daily lives, struggles, and joys in a distinctive blend of English and French dialects, showcasing his efforts to preserve the cultural and linguistic heritage of the French-Canadian community. One of Drummond's well-known poems from this collection is "The Wreck of the 'Julie Plante'," which humorously narrates the misadventures of a French-Canadian man during a steamboat journey. "The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems" is considered a pioneering work in Canadian literature, as it brings attention to the multicultural and multilingual aspects of Canadian identity. Drummond's ability to capture the unique character of French-Canadian life contributed to the broader recognition and appreciation of Canadian literature during the late 19th century.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Culturea
  • Publish Date: Feb 27th, 2024
  • Pages: 64
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.69in - 7.44in - 0.13in - 0.29lb
  • EAN: 9791041986880
  • Categories: CanadianAmerican - GeneralEuropean - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh