Pratt, Edwin John

Pratt, Edwin John, 1883–1964, Canadian poet, b. Newfoundland. He broke away from the old romantic tradition of Canadian poetry to write imaginative narratives of epic events. Among these are Titans (1926), The Roosevelt and the Antinoe (1930), The Titanic (1935), and Dunkirk (1941). His most ambitious work, Brébeuf and His Brethren (1940), records the heroism of martyred Jesuit missionaries.

See his Collected Poems (1944, repr. 1958).

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