F.R.'s satirical poem "The Canadian Authors Meet" He was the son of Frederick George Scott, the Poet of the Laurentians, a well-known Canadian poet and novelist. In this poem, the poet mocks pseudo-Canadian poets. A gathering of Canadian authors takes place in a big and pleasant space. The room is filled with chairs and tables where they can write. At the end of their meeting, they decide to publish a magazine called "The Canadian Magazine", which will be sold at school gates for 5 cents per copy. This magazine will include works by all the participants.
This meeting was actually held in 1872. Before that time, there were no Canadian writers who gained recognition outside of Canada. Most poems were written in English, so it wasn't unusual for them to get together and talk about publishing a French-language magazine on the market outside of Canada. Although French was already becoming popular among immigrants to Quebec, Ontario didn't have many speakers of this language. The presence of French in "The Canadian Magazine" would have helped promote its publication.
Besides F.R. Scott, other notable authors who participated in this meeting include Thomas Chandler Haliburton, John Galt, Alexander MacKenzie, and William Arthur Ellis. These men are known as the Fathers of Canadian Literature.
Canada's national literature body, the Canadian Literary Transplant Foundation, meets annually to discuss issues related to Canadian literature.
Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler, Margaret Laurence, Robertson Davies, Timothy Findley, and Carol Shields were among the English-speaking Canadian writers who deconstructed the experience of English Canadians or life in English Canadian society. He rose to prominence as one of the world's most well-known English-language literary characters. Charles Dickens is known by many to be an important influence on his career and personal life.
Canadian literature is a relatively new field of study. It can be traced back to 1872 when Canadian scholar George Brown published The Genesis of Power: Being a History of the Early Settlers in Canada by Distinguished Descent. In this book, he proposed for the first time that there was a distinct group of people who called themselves "Canadians" and not just "English speakers".
Since then, Canadian literature has been defined as the creative output of Canadians in any medium including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and music. Although early settlers wrote about their experiences in Canada, it wasn't until the mid-19th century that Canadian authors began to appear regularly in print. In 1873, John Galt (the fictional character created by Scottish author Walter Scott) was featured in the first issue of The Beaver magazine. This started a series of novels about his life written by British author Gilbert Parker which have become classics of Canadian literature.
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Ernest Hemingway holds a particular place in Torontonians' hearts. In the early 1920s, he worked as a correspondent for the Toronto Star, reporting from post-WWII Europe as well as Toronto...
Hemingway's work appeared in the Star from late 1923 to mid-1924, when he was hired by the Montreal Daily Star. He continued to write for the Daily Star until mid-1925, when he was hired by The New York Times. However, he returned to Toronto in late 1925 and worked for the Star again from then until his death in 1961.
He is remembered for his classic stories that often feature male protagonists going on adventures, with some of them being set in Canada. Many Torontonians feel that they know Hemingway personally because he was born just over 100 years ago in Michigan and grew up there before moving to Spain and later Italy. In addition, the city is home to one of the world's most famous museums devoted to him: the Ernest Hemingway Museum. It opened in 1996 on the third floor of the former Church of the Holy Trinity (now called the Chorley Park Baptist Church) on Colborne Lodge Drive in North Toronto.
During his time in Toronto, Hemingway also lived at 613 Charles Street West for about a year and a half.