| Share
 

Edwin John Pratt

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).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Edwin John Pratt from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: English Canadian Literature: Biographies

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring