The Cambridge companion to Canadian literature
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
- Cambridge companions to literature.
Cambridge companions to literature The Cambridge companion to Canadian literature
1 online resource (xxvii, 292 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Canadian literature -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
- 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.
Introduction / Eva-Marie Kröller
Aboriginal writing / Penny Van Toorn
Francophone writing / E.D. Blodgett
Exploration and travel / Eva-Marie Kröller
Nature-writing / Christoph Irmscher
Drama / Ric Knowles
Poetry / David Staines
Fiction / Marta Dvorak
Short fiction / Robert Thacker
Writing by women / Coral Ann Howells
Life writing / Susanna Egan and Gabriele Helms
Regionalism and urbanism / Janice Fiamengo
Canadian literary criticism and the idea of a national literature / Magdalene Redekop.
- Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
- Kröller, Eva-Marie Contributor
Krèoller, Eva-Marie. Contributor
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