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The tumble of reason : Alice Munro's discourse of absence

Author: Ajay Heble
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much of the critical writing on the fiction of Alice Munro has explored and emphasized Munro's 'realism.' But her stories frequently turn on what has been left out; they are rife with unsent (unfinished) letters, with things people mean to, but do not, say or tell. Ajay Heble's study focuses on Munro's involvement with a 'discourse of absence' and suggests that our understanding of these texts often depends not only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Alice Munro; Alice Munro; Alice Munro; Alice Munro
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ajay Heble
ISBN: 0802006175 9780802006172 9781442613065 1442613068
OCLC Number: 30668911
Description: xi, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The disruption of writing --
Early "signs of invasion" : Dance of the happy shades --
"So many created worlds" : Lives of girls and women --
The politics of deferral : power and suspicion in Something I've been meaning to tell you --
Acknowledging the nether voices : signs of instability in Who do you think you are? --
Towards a poetics of surprise : "change and possibility" in The moons of Jupiter --
"It's what I believe" : patterns of complicity in The progress of love --
(Re)construction and/as deception in Friend of my youth --
The problem of an ending.
Responsibility: Ajay Heble.

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Heble offers both a careful reading of Munro's stories and a theoretical framework for reading meanings in absence. His book extends recent revisionist analysis and makes a valuable and original  Read more...

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