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God's Plenty

A Study of Hugh Hood's Short Fiction

by (author) William Keith

Initial publish date
Dec 2013
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    Dec 2013
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“I doubt there's anyone else who has read [Hugh Hood] as closely or can bring to it the breadth of background and depth of insight he offers.??T.F. Rigelhof

A companion volume to 'Canadian Odyssey: A Reading of Hugh Hood's The New Age, God's Plenty' surveys the short fiction of the writer dubbed Canada's Proust. Hood, an unparalleled stylist, was equally accomplished in short forms and long: this straight-talking assessment of Hood's stories is thorough, insightful, readable, and profound. With its story-by-story breakdown and rigorous engagement with Hood's technique, 'God's Plenty' offers an excellent introduction not just to an undersung master, but to the art of short fiction full stop.

About the author

William Keith is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He is the author of the award-winning Democracy as Discussion: Civic Education and the American Forum Movement and coauthor of two highly regarded textbooks, The Essential Guide to Rhetoric and Public Speaking: Choices and Responsibility.

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