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Title:
The Cambridge companion to Canadian literature
Author:
Kröller, Eva-Marie.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Physical Description:
xxvii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780521814416

9780521891318
Format :
Book

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Central Library PR9184.3 .C34 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This book offers a comprehensive and lively introduction to major writers, genres and topics in Canadian literature. Addressing traditional assumptions and current issues, contributors pay attention to the social, political and economic developments that have informed literary events. Broad surveys of fiction, drama, and poetry are complemented by chapters on Aboriginal writing, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women, and the emergence of urban writing in a country historically defined by its regions. Also discussed are genres that have a special place in Canadian literature, such as nature-writing, exploration and travel-writing, and short fiction. Athough the emphasis is on literature in English, a substantial chapter on francophone writing is included.


Table of Contents

Introduction Eva-Marie KrA¶ller
1 Aboriginal writing Penny van Toorn
2 Francophone writing Edward D. Blodgett
3 Exploration and travel Eva-Marie KrA¶ller
4 Nature-writing Christoph Irmscher
5 Drama Ric Knowles
6 Poetry David Staines
7 Fiction Marta Dvorak
8 Short fiction Robert Thacker
9 Writing by women Coral Ann Howells
10 Life writing Susanna Egan and Gabriele Helms
11 Regionalism and urbanism Janice Fiamengo
12 Canadian literary criticism and the idea of a national literature Magdalene Redekop

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