The English Short Story in Canada

The English Short Story in Canada

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qHere is as thorough and detailed an overview of the Canadian short story in English as might be found, tracing its trajectory broadly while also highlighting well-chosen examples by the form's most eminent practitioners.q--Robert Thacker, Professor of Canadian Studies and English, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York qNischik's book is the most comprehensive work on the Canadian short story out there. It provides an excellent overview of the genre's development and prevalent themes as well as close readings of individual stories...a must-read for anyone involved with Canadian short fiction.q--Caroline Rosenthal, President of the Association of Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries and Professor of American Studies at the University of Jena, Germany qNischik lucidly analyzes the evolution, breadth, and finesse of Canada's national art form. This important study celebrates the formidable contributions of well-known authors and introduces readers to the next generation of Canadian short-story writers.q--Marlene Goldman, Professor of English, University of Toronto, Canada qThis is an important book by one of our foremost scholars on the Canadian short story and will prove invaluable to both scholars and students alike.q--J. Brooks Bouson, Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois In 2013, the Nobel Prize for Literature was for the first time awarded to a short story writer, and to a Canadian, Alice Munro. The award focused international attention on a genre that had long been thriving in Canada, particularly since the 1960s. This book traces the development and highlights of the English-language Canadian short story from the late 19th century up to the present. The history as well as the theoretical approaches to the genre are covered, with in-depth examination of exemplary stories by prominent writers.Chapter 13 surveys the short story oeuvre of Canadaa#39;s best-known first nations writer, Thomas king. it is demonstrated how essential ... of narration. his 30 collected stories are classified into four different groups, with one selected text sample of each group analyzed in ... may be divided into short stories proper and a€œshort fictions, a€ a€œprose-poems, a€ and a€œessay-fictions, a€ among other hybrid classifications. heranbsp;...

Title:The English Short Story in Canada
Author: Reingard M. Nischik
Publisher:McFarland - 2017-04-06

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