Gwendolyn MacEwen Critical Essays

Introduction

MacEwen, Gwendolyn 1941–

MacEwen is a Canadian poet, novelist, playwright, and short story writer. Exploring the ambiguous nature of time and reality, she seeks to uncover the patterns of myth that survive in contemporary culture. Irony and paradox are frequently among MacEwen's poetic tools, and all of her work is imbued with a sense of the magical and the mysterious. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 9-12, rev. ed.)