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Adele Wiseman: Essays on Her Works
Adele Wiseman
Essays on Her Works
Ruth Panofsky
2001
This collection of essays details the complexity and diversity of author Adele Wiseman. Writing in several different genres, from children's books to plays and essays, Wiseman became one of the most renowned Canadian authors and won Canada's Governor General's award for her first novel, The Sacrifice. With the success of...
Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke
Africadian Atlantic
Essays on George Elliott Clarke
Joseph Pivato
2012
This collection features essays on Nova Scotia-born poet, playwright and literary critic George Elliott Clarke. Instrumental in promoting the writing of Canadian writers of African descent, Clarke's work has won awards including the Governor General's Award for poetry, a National Magazine Gold Medal Award for Poetry, the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship...
Al Purdy: Essays on His Works
Al Purdy
Essays on His Works
Linda Rogers
2002
Al Purdy struggled initially as a poet, yet persevered and thrived along with his burgeoning Canadian culture. This collection of essays mixes literary appreciation with qualification, portraying Purdy's growth as an artist-which so paralleled that of his nation, along with his self-absorption and that of his country as they gazed...
Anne Hébert: Essays on Her Works
Anne Hébert
Essays on Her Works
Lee Skallerup Bessette
2010
Anne Hébert made Quebec literature internationally known. Her poems, stories and novels brought the passion and mysteries of rural Quebec to wider audiences and forced English Canada to translate the French literature of North America.We can never forget the stories in Le Torrent or the poems in Le Tombeau des rois....
Antonio D'Alfonso: Essays On His Works
Antonio D'Alfonso
Essays On His Works
Licia Canton
2019
This collection of essays is devoted to the work of Antonio D'Alfonso, a pivotal figure in the bilingual history of Canadian literature. This much anticipated volume gives Antonio D'Alfonso recognition for the enormous contribution he has made to Canadian writing, over nearly fifty years. He has worked as a writer,...
Aritha van Herk: Essays on Her Works
Aritha van Herk
Essays on Her Works
Christl Verduyn
2001
In 1978, a young Canadian writer named Aritha van Herk captured international attention by winning the first Seal Books (Canada) First Novel Award for her story about a pig farmer called Judith. She was twenty-four years old then and she has been writing steadily ever since. This book presents five...
Austin Clarke: Essays On His Works
Austin Clarke
Essays On His Works
Camille A. Isaacs
2013
Culminating with the international success of The Polished Hoe in 2002, Austin Clarke has published 11 novels, six short-story collections, four memoirs, and two non-fiction pieces. His latest work, a long-form poem titled Where the Sun Shines Best (Guernica Editions), was published in 2013. Storm of Fortune, the second novel...
Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works
Barry Callaghan
Essays on His Works
Priscila Uppal
2006
A great story teller, Barry Callaghan is one of the most distinctive man of letters Canada has ever produced. He is fascinated by the no-man's land that stands between fiction and journalism. Politically and culturally engaged, he is a public scholar and acute critic in the tradition of Edmund Wilson....
bill bissett: Essays on His Works
bill bissett
Essays on His Works
Linda Rogers
2002
This collection of essays is an attempt by various family members to define a brother from whom brotherhood is the desideratum behind every brushstroke or utterance. Bill Bissett is family to everyone who knows him. Over the years and across the continent, he has created a grid of light that...
Caterina Edwards: Essays on Her Works
Caterina Edwards
Essays on Her Works
Joseph Pivato
2000
This book on Edwards' work examines her literary achievement. Essays by Joseph Pivato, Elizabeth Sarlo-Hayes, Petra Fachinger, Marino Tuzi, Frank Caucci, Pasquale Verdicchio and Jacqueline Dumas.
Clark Blaise: Essays on His Works
Clark Blaise
Essays on His Works
J.R. (Tim) Struthers
2016
This volume represents the first full-scale appreciation of Clark Blaise's writing in more than twenty-five years -- and the first comprehensive study of his now more than twenty highly accomplished books of fiction, autobiography, and nonfiction. Among the eighteen contributions are previously published essays by Margaret Atwood, Robert Lecker, Alexander...
Clark Blaise: The Interviews
Clark Blaise
The Interviews
J.R. (Tim) Struthers
2016
Here is a lifetime's worth of reflection, of illumination, by one of North America's finest contemporary writers of fiction, autobiography, and nonfiction, founder of the graduate program in Creative Writing at Concordia University in Montreal and for many years Director of the prestigious International Writing Program at the University of...
Compulsive Acts: Essays, Interviews, Reflections on the Works of Sky Gilbert
Compulsive Acts
Essays, Interviews, Reflections on the Works of Sky Gilbert
David Bateman
2014
Compulsive Acts explores the films, plays and personality of prolific playwright, novelist, filmmaker and poet Sky Gilbert through the eyes of a handful of the people who have observed his work closely over the past two decades -- as audience members and arts workers. Actors, academics, performance artists, journalists, filmmakers,...
Daniel David Moses: Spoken and Written Explorations of His Work
Daniel David Moses
Spoken and Written Explorations of His Work
David Brundage, Tracey Lindberg, Daniel David Moses
2015
This collection is a compelling examination and discussion of the work of Indigenous writer Daniel David Moses. Including pieces by Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors, storytellers, playwrights, academics and artists, participating in narratives, writing and dialogues about Moses and his work, the book is at once engaging, grounded in comparative analysis...
Dany Laferrière: Essays On His Works
Dany Laferrière
Essays On His Works
Lee Skallerup Bessette
2013
This collection of essays looks at the body of work of Quebec writer Dany Laferrière, including his notorious first novel, Comment faire l'amour avec un Nègre sans se fatiguer, through a variety of critical and analytic lenses. Issues such as identity, privilege, memory, exile and return are examined in relation...
David Adams Richards: Essays on His Works
David Adams Richards
Essays on His Works
Tony Tremblay
2005
David Adams Richards is one of Canada's foremost writers. A writer of poetry, short fiction, screenplays, nonfiction, essays and polemics, Richards' most prodigious work thus far has been as a novelist. With fifteen books and all of the major Canadian literary prizes to his credit, Richards is still relatively unknown...
David Helwig: Essays on His Works
David Helwig
Essays on His Works
Ingrid Ruthig
2018
To date, Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist David Helwig has published close to fifty books and edited numerous others. He has written for television and radio, worked at the CBC, taught at Queen's University, been Poet Laureate of Prince Edward Island, and named to the Order of Canada. Yet, he remains...
David Solway: Essays on His Works
David Solway
Essays on His Works
Carmine Starnino
2001
In recent years David Solway's groundbreaking trio of critical looks - Education Lost, Lying About the Wolf, and Random Walks - have earned him a reputation as a thinker and prose writer of considerable erudition. But it is through his poetry that Solway has established himself as an exemplary and...
Don McKay: Essays on His Works
Don McKay
Essays on His Works
Brian Bartlett
2006
Over the past thirty years, Don McKay has created one of the most original bodies of work in contemporary English language poetry. From the early collections Air Occupies Space and Lightning Ball Bait to the recent books Apparatus and Another Gravity, McKay has combined a curious, patient eye with an...
Drew Hayden Taylor: Essays on His Works
Drew Hayden Taylor
Essays on His Works
Robert Nunn
2008
The offspring of an Ojibway mother and a white father whom he has never known, Drew Hayden Taylor has long addressed vexed issues of identity and the complicated relationship between Native people and whites with sharp insight and a frequently unsettling sense of humor. Carefully examining these writings, this collection...
F.G. Paci: Essays on His Works
F.G. Paci
Essays on His Works
Joseph Pivato
2003
This book contains essays by Caterina Edwards, Roberta Sciff-Zamaro, Enoch Panofsky, Anna Carlevaris, Marino Tuzi, Gaetano Rando and Joseph Pivato, as well as a brief biography of F.G. Paci and an interview in three parts by C.D. Minni and Joseph Pivato.
Frank Lentricchia: Essays on His Works
Frank Lentricchia
Essays on His Works
Thomas DePietro
2011
Frank Lentricchia changed his literary focus from criticism and theory to fiction back in the 1980s, and since then he has produced six novels of great aesthetic range and interest. This collection of essays and reviews concerns that fictional output from Johnny Critelli to The Book of Ruth. Lentricchia has...
Gail Scott: Essays on Her Works
Gail Scott
Essays on Her Works
Lianne Moyes
2002
This collection of essays examines the varied and influential work of Montreal writer Gail Scott, the feminist and experimental writer who placed Quebec women's writing on the map. Whether working as a bilingual journalist covering political and cultural events in 1970s Quebec, an anglophone writing with the many languages of...
Gary Geddes: Essays on His Works
Gary Geddes
Essays on His Works
Robert G. May
2009
Gary Geddes has been called Canada's best political poet. For almost forty years and in more than a dozen poetry collections, Geddes has written with power and insight about myriad political issues both domestic and foreign, from the Paul Chartier Affair and FLQ terrorism in War and Other Measures to...
J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works
J. J. Steinfeld
Essays on His Works
Sandra Singer, George Elliott Clarke, Ellen S. Jaffe
2017
Compiled and edited by Sandra Singer, J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works is a critical look at PEI writer J. J. Steinfeld's extensive and prolific writings in poetry, fiction and theatre, ranging from early work on post-Holocaust themes to later examinations of absurdity and existentialism. Among the contributors: Raina...
Jack Hodgins: Essays on His Works
Jack Hodgins
Essays on His Works
Annika Hannan
2010
A master of magic realism Jack Hodgins has set his novels in rural Vancouver Island and thus raised this place to mythic levels. This collection of essays celebrates Hodgins achievements as he celebrates the seven sisters of the Barclay family. The contributors include Ron Hatch, Linda Morra, Joel Martineau, Jeanne...
Jane Urquhart: Essays on Her Works
Jane Urquhart
Essays on Her Works
Laura Ferri
2004
Jane Urquhart has published three books of poetry, a collection of short stories and five best-selling novels. Her fiction has won many honours including Canada's 1997 Governor General's Award, and France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. She lives in Ontario, Canada. The essays in this book investigate Jane Urquhart's...
Janice Kulyk Keefer: Essays on Her Works
Janice Kulyk Keefer
Essays on Her Works
Deborah Saidero
2010
A writer, teacher and traveller, Janice Kulyk Keefer reflects her experiences with various cultures of Eastern and Western Europe and Canada in her works. The critical essays in this volume examine themes such as family history, redefining gender, ethnic politics, identity in transnational contexts, and the Canadian writer's place in...
Joe Rosenblatt: Essays on His Works
Joe Rosenblatt
Essays on His Works
Linda Rogers
2006
This restless son of the Diaspora has worn out many pairs of shoes, alligator and otherwise, walking his beat which stretches from Toronto to Paradise via Armageddon. Poet and artist Joe Rosenblatt paints a surreal nocturnal world where everything private becomes part of the public domain as he examines the...
Joy Kogawa: Essays on Her Works
Joy Kogawa
Essays on Her Works
Sheena Wilson
2011
Joy Kogawa, prolific author of poetry and prose, is most famously associated with her award winning first novel Obasan (1981): a semi-autobiographical chronicle of Japanese Canadian experiences during the Second World War. Since Obasan, Kogawa has written three more novels: Itsuka (1992), The Rain Ascends (1995), and Emily Kato (2005)....
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