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100 Years of Critical Solitudes

100 Years of Critical Solitudes

Canadian and Quebecois Criticism from the 1880s to the 1980s
edited by Caroline Bayard
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

This collection of 16 essays by distinguished scholars examines critical discourse in Canada from the 19th century to 1980. A general introduction is followed by six sections, each containing one essay in English and one in French. The sections examine such topics as biographical criticism, historical criticism, thematic and sociological criticism, psychoanalysis and literature, formalism, semiotics and postmodern critical analysis.

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Anne of Tim Hortons

Anne of Tim Hortons

Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature is a study of the work of over twenty contemporary Atlantic-Canadian writers that counters the widespread impression of Atlantic Canada as a quaint and backward place. By examining their treatment of work, culture, and history, author Herb Wyile highlights how these writers resist the image of Atlantic Canadians as improvident and regressive, if charming, folk.

After an introduction that examines the current pla …

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Canadian Literary Prose

Canadian Literary Prose

A Preliminary Stylistic Atlas
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : canadian

What are the key stylistic elements of Margaret Atwood's prose style, or Mordecai Richler's? Does Robertson Davies's fictional style resemble that of a 19th-century British novel? Do Morley Callaghan and Ernest Hemingway share stylistic mannerisms? After many years of computer-assisted analysis, Robert Cluett is able to suggest answers to the above questions and to reveal how major Canadian writers establish their own writing style. Written in a lively style itself, and complete with charts and …

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Canadian Literature at the Crossroads of Language and Culture

Canadian Literature at the Crossroads of Language and Culture

edition:Paperback

Canadian Literature at the Crossroads of Language and Culture is the first book to gather together essays by Barbara Godard, one of the leading and most prolific figures in the field of Canadian studies.

Godard has long been one of the most influential readers of Canadian literature. Much of the force of her work comes from her meticulous and relentless attention to the networks that produce both the texts and events we study and the methods through which we read them. Whether she writes about fe …

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Canadian Writers and Their Works: Poetry Volume XII

Canadian Writers and Their Works: Poetry Volume XII

edition:Hardcover
tagged : canadian

Providing in-depth, original criticism on Canadian writers—including Dennis Cooley, Christopher Dewdney, Steve McCaffery, Fred Wah, and Tom Wayman—this series features essays by Canadian literary specialists. Each volume contains four to five essays that are unified in a general introduction.

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Directions Home

Directions Home

Approaches to African-Canadian Literature
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged : canadian

The latest work from pioneering scholar George Elliott Clarke, Directions Home is the most comprehensive analysis of African-Canadian texts and writers to date. Building on the discoveries of his critically acclaimed Odysseys Home, Clarke passionately analyses the beautiful complexities and haunting conundrums of this important body of literature.

Directions Home explores the trajectories and tendencies of African-Canadian literature within the Canadian canon and the socio-cultural traditions of …

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