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The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 6/8/2017
EAN 9781316612408, ISBN10: 1316612406

Paperback, 370 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English

This fully revised second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature offers a comprehensive introduction to major writers, genres and topics. For this edition several chapters have been completely rewritten to reflect major developments in Canadian literature since 2004. Surveys of fiction, drama and poetry are complemented by chapters on Aboriginal writing, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women and the emergence of urban writing. Areas of research that have expanded since the first edition include environmental concerns and questions of sexuality which are freshly explored across several different chapters. A substantial chapter on francophone writing is included. Authors such as Margaret Atwood, noted for her experiments in multiple literary genres, are given full consideration, as is the work of authors who have achieved major recognition, such as Alice Munro, recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature.

Introduction Eva-Marie Kröller
1. Aboriginal writing Penny Van Toorn and Daniel Justice
2. Francophone writing E. D. Blodgett
3. Exploration and travel Eva-Marie Kröller
4. Nature-writing Christoph Irmscher
5. Drama Ric Knowles and Jessica Riley
6. Poetry David Staines
7. Fiction Marta Dvorak
8. Short fiction Robert Thacker
9. Writing by women Coral Ann Howells
10. Life writing Julie Rak
11. Regionalism and urbanism Janice Fiamengo
12. Canadian literary criticism and the idea of a national literature Shelley Hulan
Further reading.