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Breaking Words

Literary Confessions

by (author) George Melnyk

Bayeux Arts, Inc.
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
General, Literary
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    Oct 2021
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Breaking Words: Literary Confessions provides a lively discussion of the impact of books on an author's identity. George Melnyk is an Alberta writer, who has published in various genres--essays, poetry, Alberta literature, and Canadian cinema. Why he came to be identified by certain communities of readers with one specific book and not any of his others is a mystery to be solved. He offers an engaged description of how reviews, cultural trends, and funding for writers impacts creativity. Nor is he afraid to provide the nitty-gritty of the financial results from his writing. This is the first ever literary memoir by an Alberta writer. It offers insights into the complex nature of the literary arts when practiced in western Canada.

About the author

George Melnyk is an associate professor of Canadian studies and film studies in the Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary. He is a cultural historian who specializes in Canadian cinema. Among his film publications are One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema (2004) and Great Canadian Film Directors (2007). Most recently he has published The Young, the Restless, and the Dead: Interviews with Canadian Filmmakers (2008) in the Film and Media Studies series at WLU Press.

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