Robert Kroetsch 1927–
Canadian novelist, poet, critic, editor, and travel writer.
In his fiction, his poetry, and his travel literature, Kroetsch exhibits an appreciation of the Canadian landscape. Concentrating on the significance of his nation's myths, legends, and artifacts, Kroetsch creates distinctively Canadian works.
Kroetsch has been recognized as one of Canada's outstanding writers. His novel, The Studhorse Man, received the Governor General's Award in 1970. Critics consider the various sequences of Kroetsch's long poem, Field Notes, one of his finest achievements for it establishes him as one of the few contemporary masters of long verse.
(See also CLC, Vol. 5 and Contemporary Authors, Vols. 17-20, rev. ed.)