Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1978.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. First Edition of these iconic images of famous Canadians, Inscribed by Yousuf Karsh in the year of publication on the half-title page to author Hugh MacLennan, whose photograph appears on pp. 106. "For Hugh MacLennan, With fond remembrances and the admiration of Yousuf Karsh, Nov. 7, 1978." A fine copy in silver cloth, silver titles, in a fine pictorial dustwrapper with some very minimal use. 4to. 203 pp. An exceptional association copy. Hugh MacLennan (1907-1990) was a widely respected Canadian novelist & academic. MacLennan wrote primarily of Canadian themes & was credited with being the first writer to establish a national literary identity for Canada. Works like Barometer Rising, 1941 & Two Solitudes, 1945 established his credentials as one of Canada's greatest novelists. He also published several collections of essays & has himself been the subject of academic study. The National Film Board (NFB) of Canada paid tribute to MacLennan by dramatizing his life and work. In portraying Canada's national character in fiction, the Nova Scotia-born novelist & essayist assured other younger writers that their country was worth writing about. He won the Governor Generals Award five times.
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