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Divining Margaret Laurence : a study of her complete writings

Author: Nora Foster Stovel
Publisher: Montréal [Québec] ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2008.
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Margaret Laurence is justly famous for her Manawaka cycle of Canadian novels, but her work extends from Canada to Africa and includes poetry and prose, children's and adult literature, memoir and travel-writing. Whereas previous studies focus on certain aspects of her work, Divining Margaret Laurence addresses all her important writings, including a final, unfinished manuscript - "Dance on the Earth: A Memoir." This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2009277215
(OCoLC)191889753
Named Person: Margaret Laurence; Laurence; Margaret Laurence; Margaret Laurence; Margaret Laurence
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nora Foster Stovel
ISBN: 9780773575035 0773575030
OCLC Number: 760073075
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 406 pages)
Contents: Chronology of Margaret Laurence's Life and Works ---
Books by Margaret Laurence ---
PART ONE. Beginnings: "A Place to Stand On". 1. Introduction: "The Promised Land of One's Own Inner Freedom" --
2. "Embryo Words": Laurence's Early Writings --
3. Heart of a Stranger: Laurence's Life-Journey ---
PART TWO. The African Texts: "A Seven Years' Love Affair with a Continent". 4. "A Labour of Love": A Tree for Poverty: Somali Poetry and Prose --
5. "The Sleeping Giant": Long Drums and Cannons: Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists, 1952-1966 --
6. "The Face of Africa": The Prophet's Camel Bell, This Side Jordan, and The Tomorrow-Tamer ---
PART THREE. The Canadian Texts: "A Small-Town Prairie Person". 7. "A Town of the Mind": Laurence's Mythical Microcosm of Manawaka --
8. "A Holy Terror": Hagar, Hero(ine) of The Stone Angel --
9. "Sisters under Their Skins": A Jest of God and The Fire-Dwellers --
10. "Death and Love": Romance and Reality in A Bird in theHouse --
11. "(W)Rites of Passage": A Portrait of the Writer in The Diviners --
12. "Dance on the Earth": Laurence's Unfinished Novel ---
PART FOUR. Endings: "Full Circle". 13. Snow Angels and Monarch Butterflies: Laurence's Children's Fiction --
14. Lady of the Dance: Choreographing a Life in Dance on the Earth: A Memoir --
15. "The Mystery at the Core of Life": Closure in the Texts, Career, and Life of Margaret Laurence.
Responsibility: Nora Foster Stovel.
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