Literary Criticism

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The Gilded Beaver

By Patricia Monk

Best known as the author of the satiric utopian novel A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder, James De Mille (1833-80) wrote many other works of fiction and poetry. Patricia Monk's biographical-critical study investigates De Mille's personal, educational, religious, ... Read more

The Greek Playwright

By Clem Martini

Picking up where The Blunt Playwright left off, Clem Martini returns to the subject of playwriting, turning his attention to the lessons modern playwrights can learn from the ancient Greeks. Outlining the major playwrights of the era, their major works, and the impact they had ... Read more

The Letters of John Sutherland, 1942-1956

By Bruce Whiteman

From the beginning, John Sutherland recognized that his literary gifts lay in criticism rather than in poetry. His independence from the academy and his largely autodidactic training gave him a unique perspective as a critic of Canadian literature. What these letters document, ... Read more

The Limits of Sympathy

By Patrick Coleman

Canadian Fiction Studies are an answer to every librarian`s, student`s, and teacher`s wishes. Each book contains clear information on a major Canadian novel. These studies are carefully designed readings of the novels; they are not substitutes for reading them. Each book is ... Read more

The Making of the Potterverse

By Edward Gross

Over the past decade, the magic of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has spread across the globe, touching the imagination of hundreds of millions of people of all ages. From the 1997 U.K. publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone through the summer 2007 theatrical ... Read more

The Masks of Judith Thompson

Edited by Ric Knowles

The story of Judith Thompson's coming to writing through a mask class at the National Theatre School of Canada is well known. It is told on the first page of the first article in this volume, based on Thompson's earliest extended interview, and it has been retold frequently ... Read more

The Places Where Names Vanish

By Stephen Henighan

The Places Where Names Vanish explores the frightening, encoded, and potentially explosive realities of Quebec and Montreal as seen by Ecuadorean expatriates. Marta longs for escape from her impoverished village, where she is pulled between traditionalism, spiritualism, Catholicism, ... Read more

The Play of Language and Spectacle

By Ellen R. Babby

Gabrielle Roy`s undoubted importance in the history of the French-Canadian novel makes her a frequently studied author. In this unique study, Ellen Babby focuses on the spectacle motif throughout Gabrielle Roy`s fiction. This wide-ranging survey of texts reveals a whole new ... Read more

The Recovery of the Public World

Edited by Charles Watts & Edward Byrne

The Recovery of the Public World is a collection of texts and talks which address the work of poet Robin Blaser and the field inhabited by his work. It is a field in which the private and the public are grounded in a poetic thinking that operates within the problematics of companionship ... Read more