Selected Poetry of Louis Riel

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Luis Riel, the compelling leader of the Metis, hanged by Sir John A. MacDonald s government in 1885, sits at the core of the Canadian national imagination. Among partisans, he is either a poltroon or prophet, politically adept or an inept fool. He was a visionary, and a very interesting poet, full of rancor and tenderness, self-pity and dignity. This is the first selection of his poetry to be published in this country in both French and English.