Here, in one volume, is noted literary critic George Woodcock's condensed guide to Canada's major fiction writers. From Susanna Moodie and John Richardson to Margaret Laurence and Robertson Davies, Canada's preeminent critic considers more than 60 Canadian short-story writers and novelists. This book covers the field and provides an excellent survey for anyone interested in Canadian literature.
About the authors
George Woodcock (1912-1995) is one of Canada's best-known and most prolific authors. He was born in Winnipeg and educated in England, where he socialized with some of the century's most prominent writers and intellectuals including Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Herbert Read and T.S. Eliot. He returned to Canada in 1949 and taught at the University of British Columbia for many years. In 1959, he founded the journal Canadian Literature. His contribtution to Canadian culture is immeasurable; he either wrote or edited over one-hundred books including The Crystal Spirit, his Governor-Genral's award-winning biography of Orwell; Gabriel Dumont, another bestselling biography; and Anarchism a guide to the political philosophy which continues to be read around the world. His wide range of writing includes literary criticism, poetry, travel writing, plays, social history, biography, politics and essays.
Linda Hutcheon holds the rank of University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. A specialist in postmodernist culture and in critical theory, on which she has published nine books, she has also worked collaboratively in large projects involving hundreds of scholars.
Other titles by George Woodcock
The Orwell Tapes
Colony and Confederation
Early Canadian Poets and Their Background
This Side Jordan
Walking Through the Valley
Morley Callaghan's More Joy in Heaven
George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Poetry
Power to Us All
Consititution or Social Contract?
Other titles by Linda Hutcheon
Comparative Literature for the New Century
Greening the Maple
Canadian Ecocriticism in Context
The Canadian Postmodern
A Study of Contemporary Canadian Fiction, Reissue
The Postwar Novel in Canada
Narrative Patterns and Reader Response
Rethinking Literary History
A Dialogue on Theory
Essays on Verbal and Visual Ironies in Canadian Contemporary Art and Literature
Leonard Cohen and His Works
The Metafictional Paradox