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Everyday magic : child languages in Canadian literature

Author: Laurence Ricou
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 1987.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Ricou
ISBN: 0774802774 9780774802772
OCLC Number: 1029386363
Description: xiv, 158 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "As If" of the child's world: an introduction to child language and the child in literature --
2. The language of childhood remembered: Alice Munro and Margaret Laurence --
3. Perpetual rebeginnings: the short fiction of Clarke Blaise --
4. Stages of language and learning in W. O. Mitchell's Who Has Seen the Wind --
5. Delight without judgement: the language of visionary enthusiasm in Ernest Buckler's The Mountain and the Valley --
6. Emily Carr and the language of small --
7. Infant sensibility and lyric strategy: Miriam Waddington, P. K. Page, and Dorothy Livesay --
8. A play box full of plays: James Reaney's Colours in the Dark --
9. Child, magician, poet: playing with the preverbal in Dennis Lee and bill bissett --
After words --
On fringe, cracked sky, and the song of birds.
Responsibility: Laurie Ricou.

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