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New perspectives on Margaret Laurence : poetic narrative, multiculturalism, and feminism

Author: Greta M Coger
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
Series: Contributions in women's studies, no. 154.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nearly all of Laurence's works from Africa and Canada are critiqued in this volume. The essays highlight Laurence's innovative styles, showing how her combinations of oral literary forms and unique  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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New perspectives on Margaret Laurence.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604884328
Online version:
New perspectives on Margaret Laurence.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
(OCoLC)607859955
Named Person: Margaret Laurence; Margaret Laurence; Margaret Laurence; Margaret Laurence; Margaret Laurence; Margaret Laurence
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greta M Coger
ISBN: 0313290423 9780313290428
OCLC Number: 32922577
Description: xxviii, 232 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Language, theme, and image in Laurence: Margaret Laurence: novelist-as-poet / Walter E. Swayze --
The angel and the living water: metaphorical networks and structural opposition in The stone angel / Michel Fabre --
Stacey Cameron MacAindra: the fire This time / Lyall H. Powers --
A world divided, a world divined: two North American fictions / Neil Besner --
pt. 2. Narrative structure in Laurence: Hagar Shipley's rage for life: narrative technique in The stone angel / Alice Bell --
"Sisters under their skins": A jest of God and The fire-dwellers / Nora Foster Stovel --
Coherence in A bird in the house / Bruce Stovel --
Dividing The diviners / Ken McLean --
pt. 3. Multiculturalism in Laurence: War in the Manawaka novels as macrocosm, fictionalized biography, and imaginative history / Greta M.K. McCormick Coger --
Margaret Laurence of Hargeisa: a discussion of A tree for poverty / Fiona Sparrow --
Margaret Laurence and the ancestral tradition / Cecil Abrahams --
"It was like the book says, but it wasn't": oral folk history in Laurence's The diviners / Lynn Pifer --
pt. 4. Feminist perspectives in Laurence: Self-alienation of the elderly in Margaret Laurence's fiction / Rosalie Murphy Baum --
Coming to terms with the image of the mother in The stone angel / Cynthia Taylor --
The subversive voice in The fire-dwellers / Mitzi Hamovitch --
Morag Gunn in fictional context: the career woman theme in The diviners / Susan Ward --
Wordsmith and woman: Morag Gunn's triumph through language / Laurie Lindberg --
Writing a woman's life: celebration, sorrow, and pathos in Margaret Laurence's memoir Dance on the earth / Alexandra Pett.
Series Title: Contributions in women's studies, no. 154.
Other Titles: Margaret Laurence
Responsibility: edited by Greta M.K. McCormick Coger.

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