Pilgrim`s Progress

By Susan Copoloff-Mechanic

Pilgrim`s Progress
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Hugh Hood has been called Canada`s foremost writer of short stories, and this book—the first complete critical work on Hood`s short stories—illustrates why he is the master craftsman of this genre. Hood has always insisted that his short-story collections should be treated ... Read more


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Hugh Hood has been called Canada`s foremost writer of short stories, and this book—the first complete critical work on Hood`s short stories—illustrates why he is the master craftsman of this genre. Hood has always insisted that his short-story collections should be treated as a unity—as if each story were a chapter of a novel. In this book, the author accepts Hood`s challenge, and shows how his six collections to date are carefully arranged in relation to a guiding theme. As Copoloff-Mechanic shows, the stories in each of the collections are carefully interconnected to illuminate the details of Canadian life in terms of a universal, timeless drama.

Susan Copoloff-Mechanic

Susan Copoloff-Mechanic lives in Montreal.

Reviews

“This book is an interesting and informative analysis of the thematic structures of Hugh Hood's six short-story collections.”  —Letters in Canada

“This book is an interesting and informative analysis of the thematic structures of Hugh Hood's six short-story collections. The readings are clear and informative.”  —University of Toronto Quarterly

Pilgrim's Progress succeeds by pointing the reader in the right directions to travel towards a fuller understanding of Hood's short stories.”  —Canadian Book Review Annual

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