This collection of essays explores the many dimensions of the writings of Stephen Leacock, the well-loved Canadian author of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.
About the author
Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, David Staines specializes in medieval literature and culture and Canadian literature and culture. In the former, he has published Tennyson’s Camelot: The Idylls of the King and Its Medieval Sources, and translated The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes; in the latter, he published The Canadian Imagination: Dimensions of a Literary Culture, The Forty-Ninth and Other Parallels: Contemporary Canadian Perspectives, and The Letters of Stephen Leacock. He has also edited volumes on Morley Callaghan, Stephen Leacock and Margaret Laurence, and co-edited volumes of the writings of Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan. A long-time friend of Carol Shields, he wrote Carol Shields: Cultural Context, a part of Library and Archives Canada’s Web exhibition Canadian Writers.
Other titles by David Staines
Essayist, Novelist, Poet
The Worlds of Carol Shields
Selected Letters of Stephen Leacock (Kobo)
The Loved and the Lost
The Idylls of the King and its Medieval Sources
My Financial Career and Other Follies
Elements of Literature
The Bombay Plays
The Matka King & Bombay Black
Selected Letters of Stephen Leacock
Lectures and Interviews