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Selected Letters of Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman

edited by John Lennox & Ruth Panofsky

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Over a period of forty years, from 1947 to 1986, Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman wrote to each other constantly. The topics they wrote about were as wide-ranging as their interests and experiences, and their correspondence encompassed many of the varied events of their lives. Laurence's letters - of which far more are extant than Wisman's - reveal much about the impact of her years in Africa, motherhood, her anxieties and insecurities, and her developement as a writer. Wiseman, whose literary success came early in her career, provided a sympathetic ear and constant encouragement to Laurence.

The editors' selection has been directed by an interest in these women as friends and writers. Their experiences in the publishing world offer an engaging perspective on literary apprenticeship, rejection, and success. The letters reveal the important roles both women played in the buoyant cultural nationalism of the 1960s and 1970s.

This valuable collection of previously unpublished primary material will be essential to scholars working on Canadian literature and of great interest to the general reading. The introduction contextualizes the correspondence and the annotations to the letters help to clarify the text. The Laurence-Wiseman letters offer a fascinating glimpse into the lives and friendship of two remarkable women whose personal correspondence was written with verve, compassion, and wit.

About the Authors
John Lennox is Professor of English, York University, and a specialist in Canadian Literature. In 2000 he was awarded the Governor-General's International Award in Canadian Studies, which is given annually for outstanding service to scholarship and to the development of Canadian Studies internationally.
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Ruth Panofsky teaches English at Ryerson University. She is the author of Adele Wiseman: An Annotated Bibliography and is the co-editor with John Lennox of Selected Letters of Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman.
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'The extraordinary and moving thing about these letters is their openness ... It was a remarkable friendship and this correspondence is a tribute to the two women, to their capacity for affection and empathy and to their sheer guts.'

— The Ottawa Citizen

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