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The lovely treachery of words : essays selected and new

Author: Robert Kroetsch
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Series: Studies in Canadian literature (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays by a distinguished Canadian novelist, poet, and critic concentrates on the age-old act of storytelling and its significance to individuals and society in Canada. The essays, some never before published, examine such issues as silence, violence, and eroticism in the works of Sinclair Ross, Malcolm Lowry, Margaret Lawrence, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro, and Willa Cather. They also deal with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kroetsch, Robert, 1927-
Lovely treachery of words.
Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)644611784
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kroetsch
ISBN: 019540694X 9780195406948
OCLC Number: 21411502
Description: x, 206 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. The Moment of the Discovery of America Continues --
2. Disunity as Unity: A Canadian Strategy --
3. Reciting the Emptiness --
4. No Name is my Name --
5. The Canadian Writer and the American Literary Tradition --
6. Unhiding the Hidden --
7. Beyond Nationalism: A Prologue --
8. The Fear of Women in Prairie Fiction: An Erotics of Space --
9. The Grammar of Silence --
10. Carnival and Violence: A Meditation --
11. The Exploding Porcupine --
12. For Play and Entrance: The Contemporary Canadian Long Poem --
13. Towards an Essay: My Upstate New York Journals --
14. Learning a Hero from Northrop Frye --
15. Hear Us O Lord and the Orpheus Occasion --
16. The Veil of Knowing --
17. My Book is Bigger than Yours.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian literature (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Robert Kroetsch.
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This collection of essays by a distinguished Canadian novelist, poet, and critic concentrates on the age-old act of storytelling and its significance to individuals and society in Canada. The essays, some never before published, examine such issues as silence, violence, and eroticism in the works of Sinclair Ross, Malcolm Lowry, Margaret Lawrence, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro, and Willa Cather. They also deal with the long poem in relation to the uncertainty of the modern storytelling impulse, the criticism of Northrop Frye, the Canadian writer and the American literary tradition, women in Prairie fiction, nationalism and literature, and Canadian literary strategies.

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A storyteller with few peers....Kroetsch is an important writer known for his poetry and for such novels as The Studhorse Man and Alibi....This volume is a perfect companion for his art; a better Read more...

 
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