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Six Montreal Poets

Various Artists
Six Montreal Poets

Six Montreal Poets is a collection of mid-20th-century poetry featuring six members of the Montreal Group, modernist writers formed at McGill University in the 1920s. This 1957 album offers listeners a slice of the romance and bustle of mid-century Montreal. Rejecting the Victorianism that had previously characterized English Canadian poetry, the Montreal Group took on more cosmopolitan, personal, and philosophical subjects. It was a movement that eventually produced Leonard Cohen, heard here reciting his own poetry from his first published book, Let Us Compare Mythologies , seven years before his first major literary prize and ten years before his first song album would be released.

Track Listing

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Like an Old Proud King in a Parable A.J.M. Smith 1:09
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102
A Hyacinth for Edith A.J.M. Smith 1:29
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103
Noctambule A.J.M. Smith 1:04
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104
The Plot Against Proteus A.J.M. Smith 0:52
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Business as Usual/Fear as Normal A.J.M. Smith 1:41
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The Archer A.J.M. Smith 1:01
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107
Sonnet A.J.M. Smith 0:58
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108
My Death A.J.M. Smith 1:05
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109
For Wilf and His House Leonard Cohen 1:50
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110
Beside the Shepherd Leonard Cohen 0:53
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111
Poem Leonard Cohen 0:30
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112
Lovers Leonard Cohen 0:50
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113
The Sparrows Leonard Cohen 1:36
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114
Warning Leonard Cohen 0:58
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115
Les Vieus Leonard Cohen 0:50
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116
Elegy Leonard Cohen 0:45
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117
The Birth of Tragedy Irving Layton 1:40
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118
The Fertile Muck Irving Layton 1:42
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119
Maxie Irving Layton 1:30
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120
The Bull Calf Irving Layton 1:59
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121
The Cold Green Element Irving Layton 1:50
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122
The Improved Binoculars Irving Layton 1:10
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123
Surfaces F.R. Scott 0:45
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124
Lakeshore F.R. Scott 2:31
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125
Laurentian Shield F.R. Scott 1:44
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The Bird F.R. Scott 0:39
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127
Caring F.R. Scott 0:42
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128
Bonne Entente F.R. Scott 0:34
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Memory F.R. Scott 0:50
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Will to Win F.R. Scott 1:01
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Conflict F.R. Scott 1:13
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Poem 19 from Europe Louis Dudek 1:05
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Poem 95 from Europe Louis Dudek 0:55
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134
To an Unknown in a Restaurant Louis Dudek 0:58
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135
A Cracker Jack Louis Dudek 1:08
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The Pomegranate Louis Dudek 2:28
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137
Line and Form Louis Dudek 1:54
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Psalm XXII A.M. Klein 1:05
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Plumaged Proxy A.M. Klein 1:24
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The Rocking Chair A.M. Klein 1:51
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Political Meeting A.M. Klein 2:23
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For the Sisters of the Hotel Dieu A.M. Klein 0:41
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Montreal A.M. Klein 3:27

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