Literary Criticism

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The Blind Bookkeeper (or Why Homer Must Be Blind) / Le comptable aveugle (l'Incontournable cécité d'Homère)

By Alberto Manguel

Rich with literary awards and honours, Alberto Manguel extends his literary genius to address and complete a thoughtfully crafted extrapolation on a paper left unfinished by Northrop Frye in 1943. The result is a succinct yet densely multilayered examination of how various readings ... Read more

The Bumper Book

Edited by John Metcalf

Featuring articles and poems from such writers as Norman Snider, Irving Layton, Fraser Sutherland, John Mills, Brian Fawcett, and Doug Gibson, this collection addresses numerous facets of Canadian literature, including the Canada Council, Robertson Davies` characters, Robin ... Read more

The Canadian Short Story

By John Metcalf

No other person has done more to celebrate and encourage the short story in Canada than John Metcalf. For more than five decades he has worked tirelessly as editor, anthologist, writer, critic, and teacher to help shape our understanding of the form and what it can do. The long-time ... Read more

The Dusty Bookcase

By Brian Busby

Brian Busby’s The Dusty Bookcase explores the fascinating world of Canada’s lesser-known literary history: works that suffered censorship, critical neglect, or brilliant yet fleeting notoriety. These rare and quirky totems of Canadiana, collected over the last three decades, ... Read more

The Fat Lady Dances

By Margery Fee

A literary exploration of Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle.

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