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Doyle, James 1937-

Works: 9 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 1,564 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Pictorial works  Poetry  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS217.C34, 810.93271
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Publications about James Doyle
Publications by James Doyle
Most widely held works by James Doyle
North of America : images of Canada in the literature of the United States, 1775-1900 by James Doyle( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Progressive heritage : the evolution of a politically radical literary tradition in Canada by James Doyle( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Most critics and literary historians have ignored Marxist-inspired creative literature in Canada, or dismissed it as an ephemeral phenomenon of the 1930s. Research reveals, however, that from the 1920s onward Canadian creative writers influenced by Marxist ideas have produced a quantitatively substantial and artistically significant body of poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction. This book traces historically and evaluates critically this tradition, with particular emphasis on writers who were associated with, or sympathetic to, the Communist Party of Canada. After two chapters surveying the work of anti-capitalist writers of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the book concentrates on the development of Marxist-inspired writing from the 1920s to the end of the twentieth century. Besides devoting attention to both social and theoretical backgrounds, this study provides critical commentary on work by prominent writers who spent part of their literary careers as Communist Party members, including Dorothy Livesay, Patrick Dyson Carter, Joe Wallace, Stanley Ryerson, and Jean-Jules Richard.; Although primarily concerned with the older generation of Marxists who flourished between the 1920s and the 1970s, the book also includes a chapter on the post-1970s 'New Left
The Practical vision : essays in English literature in honour of Flora Roy ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Annie Howells and Achille Fréchette by James Doyle( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Yankees in Canada : a collection of nineteenth-century travel narratives ( Book )
8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Stephen Leacock : the sage of Orillia by James Doyle( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Stephen Leacock, Canada's foremost literary humorist, enjoyed a huge popular success in his time, and a number of his comic works, especially Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, still have the power to delight today's readers. But Leacock accomplished much more. He was also a professor of political science and economics; he produced 61 works in several fields; he wrote more than 90 scholarly articles. James Doyle explores both the private and public lives of this prominent and prolific writer. Highlights of this illustrated biography include Leacock's hardworking life as a child growing up on a farm in a "lost corner of Ontario"; the university years which resulted in a PhD in economics and political science from the University of Chicago; the motivations behind Leacock's dual commitment to social commentary and comic writing; and his conservatism - his ardent belief in the British empire - and how it affected his increasingly active career on the international lecture circuit
Transformations : the life of Margaret Fulton, Canadian feminist, educator and social activist by James Doyle( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Romantic Rideau in poem & sketch by James Doyle( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The image of Canada in the literature of the United States by James Doyle( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
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