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The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

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Eva-Marie Kröller, Penny van Toorn, Edward D. Blodgett, Christoph Irmscher, Ric Knowles, David Staines, Marta Dvorak, Robert Thacker, Coral Ann Howells, Susanna Egan, Gabriele Helms, Janice Fiamengo, Magdalene Redekop
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  • Date Published: February 2004
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521891318

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  • 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.

    • Provides a comprehensive and succinct introduction to representative topics in Canadian literature
    • Includes chapters on Aboriginal writing and francophone literature
    • Addresses both traditional assumptions and current issues
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… insightful and enlightening …' Reference Reviews

    'The volume owes its high quality to the editor and to the contributors from Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Australia and France whose long-time engagement with Canadian studies has made them outstanding experts in the field.' Anglia

    '… the achievement of The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature is its concise synthesis of an immense subject area.' International Journal of Canadian Studies

    '… this very fine volume … should be on the shelf of every serious Canlit student.' Anglistik

    '… this highly respected series attracts some of the world's most renowned literary critics, and as a result the essays offered here are both provocative and informative, with contributors from England, the United States, Australia and France, as well as five Canadians. … Canadian literature is as diverse and multicultural as the society it mirrors and … the Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature reflects this, revealing a number of fascinating insights for Canadianists and newcomers alike.' British Journal of Canadian Studies

    'The result is very impressive: clear and no shortcuts tolerated, lacking in jargon, discussions that balance detailed textual analysis with ambitious synthesis.' Etudes anglaises

    'This Companion is, above all, a very practical and helpful book for anyone who wants to study the changing and challenging contexts of Canadian literature.' Canadian Literature

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    • Date Published: February 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521891318
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Eva-Marie Kröller
    1. Aboriginal writing Penny van Toorn
    2. Francophone writing Edward D. Blodgett
    3. Exploration and travel Eva-Marie Kröller
    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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Canadian Literature 1970 to present
    • Canadian Poetry / Canadian Fiction
    • Sex, Death and Snow: an Introduction to Canadian Literature
  • Editor

    Eva-Marie Kröller, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Eva-Marie Kröller is Professor at the Department of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

    Contributors

    Eva-Marie Kröller, Penny van Toorn, Edward D. Blodgett, Christoph Irmscher, Ric Knowles, David Staines, Marta Dvorak, Robert Thacker, Coral Ann Howells, Susanna Egan, Gabriele Helms, Janice Fiamengo, Magdalene Redekop

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