Earle Birney | Critical Essay by Lionel Kearns

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Earle Birney.
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Critical Essay by Lionel Kearns

SOURCE: Kearns, Lionel. “Birney's Bear.” Canadian Literature, no. 97 (summer 1983): 172-75.

In the following essay, Kearns offers an analysis of Birney's poem, “Bear on the Delhi Road.”

Earle Birney's “Bear on the Delhi Road”1 has long been a favourite poem of mine. It has also been a source of some anxiety and frustration, because I have never been able to understand it completely. I know it as a series of words; I know it as a structure of images and statement; I carry it in my head and use it to relate to that world out there that surrounds this consciousness in here that I call me. The poem says something to me that is very profound and very important, but I have always failed to pin it down...

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This section contains 2,224 words
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Buy the Critical Essay by David Latham
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