Literary Criticism

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Strange Comfort

By Sherrill Grace
Preface by Richard Lane

Strange Comfort collects the best of Sherrill Grace’s many published essays on the novelist and writer Malcolm Lowry, along with new pieces that incorporate her contemporary approach to his work. There are essays on Under the Volcano, on some of the stories in Hear us O Lord ... Read more

Strangers & Others

By Stan Dragland
Edited by Don McKay

Goon Show meets Jonathan Swift: that's The Great Eastern. Guy Davenport meets the CBC: that's Dragland. // Much has changed in the profile of Newfoundland culture in the time since The Great Eastern went off the air on CBC Radio. There has been a new and wider wave of Newfoundland ... Read more

Studies in Description

By Carl Peters

Difficult writing has its way of illuminating the part of the world that counts. One such difficult text is Gertrude Stein’s highly experimental Tender Buttons: objects, food, rooms – long considered the single most groundbreaking literary work of twentieth-century art, literary ... Read more

subverting the lyric

By rob mclennan

From one of the most prolific and engaged book reviewers in Canada over the past 15 years, this collection of essays and reviews showcases the literary insight of rob mclennan. The works of such Canadian poets as George Bowering, Margaret Christakos, and Barry McKinnon are addressed ... Read more

Surplus at the Border

By Douglas Reimer

The essays in Surplus at the Border examine the ways in which Mennonite writers have claimed their "territory" of literature within the contemporary writing culture.

Surviving the Paraphrase

By Frank Davey

The essays collected here have been written against the background of Davey's long and close intellectual engagement with the major critical issues of his day. ..(and) provide a clear sense of his very substantial contribution to contemporary criticism in Canada. .. To critical ... Read more

Tay John and The Cyclical Quest

By Ella Tanner

This is the first book-length study of Howard O'Hagan's Tay John. Tanner's examination suggests how this earth-oriented saga must be read slowly, with full attention to all details of words and story, in order to appreciate its coded subtext, and how it must then be reread to ... Read more

That House in Manawaka

By Jon Kertzer & Jonathan Kertzer

A literary exploration of Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House.

The Age of Confession/L' ge de la confession

By Neil Bissoondath

In this illuminating essay, Neil Bissoondath explores the powerful influence exerted by narrative on the human psyche. Storytelling is a primary activity in the human experience. The stories that we tell ourselves, as well as those we hear from others, help to answer the question ... Read more

The Annotated Bibliography of Canada?s Major Authors

Edited by Jack David & Robert Lecker

Volume 3 in ECW's bibliography of Canada's major authors.