Books tagged: Literature: History & Criticism

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By Stan Dragland

Apocrypha, a shaped collection of writing by Stan Dragland produced over two decades, is a passionate meditation on the meeting of life and literature, and a text of rumination, invention, and rhapsody. Dragland looks at the texts of strangers and colleagues, including Michael ... Read more

At Odds in the World

By Ruth Panofsky

This volume brings together a series of scholarly essays that reflects the author's career-long interest in writing by Jewish Canadian women, in particular work that is situated at the margins of literary and Jewish studies. Collectively the essays show a consistent engagement ... Read more

Canadian Literature at the Crossroads of Language and Culture

By Barbara Godard

Canadian Literature at the Crossroads of Language and Culture is the first book to gather together essays by Barbara Godard, one of the leading and most prolific figures in the field of Canadian studies.

Godard has long been one of the most influential readers of Canadian literature. ... Read more

Contemporary Manitoba Writers

Edited by Kenneth Hughes

During the past 20 years, Manitoba has experienced an astonishing surge of literary activity, dazzling in its diversity and in its divergence from conventional writerly wisdom. Striving to keep pace with this accelerated growth, a lively critical discourse has emerged which ... Read more

Crossing the River

Edited by Kristjana Gunnars

In Crossing the River, thirteen Canadian and European scholars celebrate the life and work of Margaret Laurence. “. . . all students of Laurence’s art should find this a useful, probing ­casebook. ”—The Globe and Mail

Escape to the Wild

By Andrea Hejlskov
Translated by Lasse Nyholm

Andrea Hejlskov was certain of one thing: life could not continue as it was. She and her husband had become disillusioned with their jobs and the pressures of urban living, their four children were spending too much time in their bedrooms with their computers, and conversations ... Read more

Faking It

By Fred Wah

A critical scrapbook collected from fifteen years of writing. Contains essays, reviews, interviews, journals, notes, and poetic improvisations on contemporary poetry and identity.

Family Romance

By Eli Mandel

Mandel's essays scrutinize the leap from modern to postmodern writing. Mandel also examines individual writers such as Gary Geddes, Leonard Cohen, P. K. Page, Frank Davey, Margaret Atwood and John Glassco. "The quality of Mandel's criticism is uniformly high. He grinds no ­particular ... Read more