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Literary Criticism Canadian

The Short Story in English

by (author) Neil Besner & David Staines

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Feb 1991
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    Feb 1991
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This anthology for university courses (general literature and also the short story) presents the short-story form through its classic texts in the English language. An unusual feature of the selection is that almost all of the thirty writers included are represented by two stories, which will permit in-depth comparisons of stories and stylistic analysis. Half the stories are by men, half by women, and one-third of the writers are Canadian.

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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.

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