Gwen Pharis Ringwood

(1999 words)
  • Moira Day (University of Saskatchewan)

RUTH (at his side) You'd feel the same about another place after a little while.

BRUCE. I don't know. When I saw the wind last spring blowing the dirt away, the dirt I'd plowed and harrowed and sowed to grain, I felt as though a part of myself was blowing away in the dust. Even now with the land three feet under snow I can look out and feel it waiting for the seed I've saved for it. (Still Stands the House)

Gwen Pharis Ringwood was one of the first Canadian writers to define a distinctive voice of prairie regionalism in the theatre. Her one-act folk tragedy, Still Stands the House (1938), established her reputation as one of the most significant Canadian …

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Citation:
Day, Moira. "Gwen Pharis Ringwood". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 August 2004
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Articles on Ringwood's works

  1. Still Stands the House