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The Cambridge history of Canadian literature

Author: Coral Ann Howells; Eva-Marie Kröller
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Aboriginal writing to Atwood - this volume is a complete multi-authored history of Canadian writing in English and French.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Coral Ann Howells; Eva-Marie Kröller
ISBN: 9780521868761 0521868769
OCLC Number: 286434758
Language Note: Includes some text in French.
Description: xlv, 753 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Coral Ann Howells and Eva-Marie Kröller --
Native societies and French colonization / Barbara Belyea --
Reports from la Nouvelle-France : the Jesuit relations, Marie de l'Incarnation, and Élisabeth Bégon / E.D. Blodgett --
Migrations, multiple allegiances, and satirical traditions : from Frances Brooke to Thomas Chandler Haliburton / Marta Dvořák --
Writing in the Northwest : narratives, journals, letters, 1700-1870 / Bruce Greenfield --
Literature of settlement / Carole Gerson --
History in English and French, 1832-1898 / E.D. Blodgett --Post-Confederation poetry / D.M.R. Bentley --
Writing by Victorian naturalists / Christoph Irmscher --
Short fiction / Gerald Lynch --
Bestselling authors, magazines, and the international market / Michael Peterman --
Textual and social experiment in women's genres / Janice Fiamengo --
Canada and the Great War / Susan Fisher --
Staging personalities in modernism and realism / Irene Gammel --
E.J. Pratt and the McGill poets / Adrian Fowler --
1940s and 1950s : signs of cultural change / Coral Ann Howells --
Centennial / Eva-Marie Kröller --
Forms of non-fiction : Innis, McLuhan, Frye, and Grant / David Staines --
Quartet : Atwood, Gallant, Munro, Shields / Robert Thacker --
The short story / W.H. New --
Canadian drama : performing communities / Anne Nothof --
Poetry / Kevin McNeilly --
Poetry, drama, and the postmodern novel / Ian Rae --
Comic art and bande dessinée : from the funnies to graphic novels / Jean-Paul Gabilliet --
"Ghost stories" : fictions of history and myth / Teresa Gibert --
Indigenous writing : poetry and prose / Lally Grauer and Armand Garnet Ruffo --
Contemporary Aboriginal theater / Helen Gilbert --
Transcultural life-writing / Alfred Hornung --
Multiculturalism and globalization / Neil Ten Kortenaar --
Writing in French. Poetry / Robert Yergeau --
Writing in French. Drama / Jane Moss --
Writing in French. Fiction / Réjean Beaudoin and André LaMontagne.
Other Titles: History of Canadian literature
Responsibility: edited by Coral Ann Howells, Eva-Marie Kröller.

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'Remarkably for a reference work, it is immensely enjoyable. Many of the chapters, whilst scholarly and detailed, also tell a good story ... In sum, this book provides an immensely valuable compass Read more...

 
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