The Canadian Nightingale: Bertha Crawford and the Dream of the Prima Donna

The Canadian Nightingale: Bertha Crawford and the Dream of the Prima Donna

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2017
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1525517414
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9781525517419
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April 4, 1915, Bertha Crawford bowed to tumultuous applause before a glittering audience at the Tsar's Imperial Mariinsky Theatre. How had a young soprano from Ontario become a darling of the Russian capital eight months into the First World War?
The Canadian Nightingale vividly resurrects th
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Jane Cooper was an American poet born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Cooper attended Vassar College from 1942 to 1944, and earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1946. In 1953–54 Cooper took a year off to get an M.A. at the University of Iowa, where she studied with Robert Lowell, and John Berryman in the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Cooper joined the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College, in 1950, and remained as a teacher and poet in residence until her retirement in 1987. She hel
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