Literary Criticism

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Gilbert Parker

By Elizabeth Waterston

These studies of Canadian authors fulfill a real need in the study of Canadian literature. Each monograph is a separately bound study that contains a biography of the author, a description of the tradition and milieu that influenced the author, a survey of the criticism on the ... Read more

Grandchild of Empire

By W.H. New

Canada's foremost literary critic looks at the politics of irony in modern writing and explains how it relates to imperial history, how it impacts upon personal memories, how it speaks from the margin, and how it indirectly teaches us to resist presumptuous authority. Funny, ... Read more

Gutenberg’s Fingerprint

By Merilyn Simonds

An intimate narrative exploring the past, present, and future of books

Four seismic shifts have rocked human communication: the invention of writing, the alphabet, mechanical type and the printing press, and digitization. Poised over this fourth transition, e-reader in one hand, ... Read more

How a Poem Moves

By Adam Sol

 

A collection of playfully elucidating essays to help reluctant poetry readers become well-versed in verse

Developed from Adam Sol’s popular blog, How a Poem Moves is a collection of 35 short essays that walks readers through an array of contemporary poems. Sol is a dynamic ... Read more

How I wrote certain of my books

By George Bowering

How I Wrote Certain of My Books takes its name from a volume of the same title by French Surrealist Raymond Roussel. George Bowering borrows Roussel's conceit and expands it into a non-chronological memoirÑa colourful, illuminating, occasionally scandalous journey through the ... Read more

How to Play

By Gerald Parker

Placing James Reaney`s work in a national and international context, this sensitive critical examination discusses Reaney`s own vision of what theatre is and considers individual plays with emphasis on the playwright`s passion for the geography and people of Southwestern Ontario. ... Read more

Hugh MacLennan and His Works

By Helen Hoy

These studies of Canadian authors fulfill a real need in the study of Canadian literature. Each monograph is a separately bound study that contains a biography of the author, a description of the tradition and milieu that influenced the author, a survey of the criticism on the ... Read more

Ignite

By Heather Fitzsimmons-Frey

A groundbreaking new collection, Ignite: Illuminating Theatre for Young People gathers three plays for young audiences that feature “messy” and complicated creation processes: The Middle Place by Andrew Kushnir, verbatim theatre created from interview transcripts with shelter ... Read more

Imagined City, The

Edited by David Arnason & Mhari Mackintosh

A survey of the people, places and stories that make up Winnipeg's literary history, from its earliest days to the present. Illustrated with maps and photos.