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Challenging territory : the writing of Margaret Laurence

Author: Christian Riegel
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a postmodern and postcolonial age, how do we approach the writing of Margaret Laurence? Challenging Territory demands of the reader a re-evaluation of the basic assumptions that underlie their understanding of Laurence's life and writing by addressing the full range of her writing. Laurence is presented as Canadian, colonial and postcolonial subject; as feminist, humanist and political active individual; and as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Margaret Laurence; Margaret Laurence; Margaret Laurence; Margaret Laurence
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Riegel
ISBN: 088864289X 9780888642899
OCLC Number: 36341371
Description: xxiii, 260 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. (Mis)Speaking: Laurence Writes Africa / Mary Rimmer --
2. Writing About Others: The African Stories / Gabrielle Collu --
3. The African and Canadian Heroines: From Bondage to Grace / Barbara Pell --
4. The Stone Angel as a Feminine Confessional Novel / Brenda Beckman-Long --
5. "Rest Beyond The River": Mourning in A Bird in the House / Christian Riegel --
6. Becoming the Mother: Constructions of the Maternal in the The Diviners / Meira Cook --
7. Jesting Within: Voices of Irony and Parody as Expressions of Feminisms / Jill Franks --
8. "Sisters Under Their Skins": A Jest Of God and The Fire-Dwellers / Nora Foster Stovel --
9. Orphan and Amputee: A Search for Ancestors in The Diviners and Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose / Dick Harrison --
10. The Scots Presbyterian Legacy / Angelika Maeser Lemieux --
11. Early Influences: Laurence's Newspaper Career / Donez Xiques --
12. "In Cases of Emergency": The Political Writing / Thomas M.F. Gerry.
Responsibility: edited by Christian Riegel.

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How can we approach Margaret Laurence's writing in a postcolonial and postmodern age? "Challenging Territory" is a collection of essays that examine positionality across the range of Laurence's  Read more...

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