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Montreal, Quebec · 1942-1945


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Founded in Montreal by a coterie of friends and acquaintances, Preview published many of Canada's most famous modernist poets. It ran for a total of 23 issues, from 1942 to 1945. The magazine’s most active and prolific founding member was Patrick Anderson, but F.R. Scott, Margaret Day, Bruce Ruddick, Neufville Shaw, and P.K. Page all made important contributions, editorial and otherwise. For example, positioning themselves against a persistent Romantic strain in Canadian literature, Anderson and other figures central to the operation of the magazine called for the modernization and increased politicization of Canadian society and culture. Even so, today Preview is perhaps known best for its contributions to Canadian modernist poetry, not for its fiction or editorials (although it also featured several noteworthy examples of each).

In 1945, Preview merged with First Statement to form Northern Review (1945-1956).

Preview: At a glance

Dates: 1942-1945
Place: Montreal, QC
Issues digitized: 23/23
Editors: Patrick Anderson, with F.R. Scott, Margaret Day, Bruce Ruddick, Neufville Shaw, P.K. Page

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University of New Brunswick

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March 1942

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April 1942

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May 1942

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June 1942

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July 1942

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August 1942

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September 1942

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October 1942

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November 1942

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January 1943

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February 1943

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March 1943

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May 1943

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July 1943

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August 1943

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October 1943

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December 1943

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February 1944

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March 1944

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May 1944

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September 1944

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December 1944

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No. 23

[1945]

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