Sword Dance : A Woman's Story – A Celtic Poem

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  • Author(s): Gaylie, Veronica
  • Publication Information:
    Holstein, Ontario : Exile Editions. 2015
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      A woman's childhood life in Scotland and a new life in Canada are explored by her daughter in this memoir-style poem that profoundly embodies the classic North American immigrant tale. The story opens with Tom, Dick, and Harry, three ancestors who emigrated to New York. It cycles back to the author's father, a young soldier who catches the eye of his wife-to-be at the glove counter in Woolworth's. In between we encounter the real, rare characters of everyday Glasgow life, including cousin John Lennon in a scheme to raise pigs, and a bicycle-riding Richard Nixon who arrives just after a factory blow-up. Framed by a prologue and epilogue, the story is told in a working-class vernacular—the characters all real, the voice gritty, witty, and distinct as it unfurls a beautiful tapestry by way of the music and language of Glaswegian storytelling.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781550964332. 9781550964349. 9781550964806.
    • Accession Number:
      901997402
    • Accession Number:
      1210704
    • Publication Information:
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GAYLIE, V. Sword Dance : A Woman’s Story – A Celtic Poem. Holstein, Ontario: Exile Editions, 2015. ISBN 9781550964332. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1210704. Acesso em: 2 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gaylie V. Sword Dance : A Woman’s Story – A Celtic Poem. Holstein, Ontario: Exile Editions; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1210704. Accessed June 2, 2020.
    • APA:
      Gaylie, V. (2015). Sword Dance : A Woman’s Story – A Celtic Poem. Exile Editions.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gaylie, Veronica. 2015. Sword Dance : A Woman’s Story – A Celtic Poem. Holstein, Ontario: Exile Editions. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1210704.
    • Harvard:
      Gaylie, V. (2015) Sword Dance : A Woman’s Story – A Celtic Poem. Holstein, Ontario: Exile Editions. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1210704 (Accessed: 2 June 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gaylie, V 2015, Sword Dance : A Woman’s Story – A Celtic Poem, Exile Editions, Holstein, Ontario, viewed 2 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gaylie, Veronica. Sword Dance : A Woman’s Story – A Celtic Poem. Exile Editions, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1210704.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gaylie, Veronica. Sword Dance : A Woman’s Story – A Celtic Poem. Holstein, Ontario: Exile Editions, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1210704.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gaylie V. Sword Dance : A Woman’s Story – A Celtic Poem [Internet]. Holstein, Ontario: Exile Editions; 2015 [cited 2020 Jun 2]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1210704