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Songs of a Sourdough: The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses

Songs of a Sourdough: The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses

Service, Robert William

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ISBN13: 9798656741163
Published: Jun 24 2020
Pages: 156
Weight: 0.45
Height: 0.36 Width: 5.51 Depth: 8.50
Language: English
Robert William Service (1874-1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer, often called the Bard of the Yukon. Born in Lancashire of Scottish descent, he was a bank clerk by trade, and spent long periods travelling in Western America and Canada, often in poverty. When his bank sent him to the Yukon, he was inspired by tales of the Klondike Gold Rush, and wrote the poems The Shooting of Dan McGrew and The Cremation of Sam McGee, which showed remarkable authenticity from an author with no experience of gold-mining, and enjoyed immediate popularity. Encouraged by this, he quickly wrote more poems on the same theme, which were published as Songs of a Sourdough (The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses in the United States edition) and achieved great success.

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