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The Routledge concise history of Canadian literature

Author: Richard J Lane
Publisher: Abingdon (Angleterre) : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge concise histories of literature series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its historical, political and cultural contexts. In this clear and structured volume, Richard Lane outlines: the history of Canadian literature from colonial times to the present key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec the impact of English translation, regional literatures, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Lane
ISBN: 9780415470452 0415470455 9780415470469 0415470463 9780203829585 0203829581
OCLC Number: 779677478
Description: xv, 249 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Colonial Contexts of Canadian Literature 2. Canada's First Peoples: Orality, Textuality, Literature 3. Literatures of Landscape & Encounter 4. A New Nation: Prose Fiction & the Rise of the Canadian Novel 5. In Flanders Fields: War, Gender & Social Transformation 6. Canadian Modernism: 1914-1960 7. Feminist Literatures: A New Poetics of Identity 8. Canadian Postmodernism: Genre Trouble & New Media 9. The Postcolonial Imagination: Diversity, Difference, & Ethnicity
Series Title: Routledge concise histories of literature series
Responsibility: Richard J. Lane.
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"The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its historical, political and cultural contexts. In this clear and structured volume, Richard Lane outlines: the history of Canadian literature from colonial times to the present key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec the impact of English translation, regional literatures, and the Canadian immigrant experience. Critical themes such as landscape, ethnicity, orality, textuality, war and nationhood contemporary debate on the canon, feminism, postcoloniality, queer theory, and cultural and ethnic diversity the work of canonical and lesser-known writers from Catherine Parr and Susan Moodie to Robert Service, Maria Campbell and Douglas Copeland. Written in an engaging and accessible style and offering a glossary, maps and annotated further reading sections, this guidebook is a crucial resource for students working in the field of Canadian Literature"--

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