Paradox of Meaning: Cultural Poetics And Critical Fictions by John MossParadox of Meaning: Cultural Poetics And Critical Fictions by John Moss

Paradox of Meaning: Cultural Poetics And Critical Fictions

byJohn Moss

Paperback | August 12, 1999

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The essays and rhetorical imaginings that Moss calls critical fiction challenge convention, subverting the notions of genre we use to distinguish between prose and poetry, ­fiction and exposition, creative writing and critical commentary. Moss looks at such authors as Atwood, Wiebe, Bowering, Avison, Gunnars, Arnason, Cooley and Kroetsch.
John Moss was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, in 1940. He swam the Hellespont in 1962 and has since travelled widely, especially in the Arctic; he has received awards in a variety of marathon sports. His books, which range from memoir to meditation, poetry to poetics, include Enduring Dreams: An Exploration of Arctic Landscape and th...
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Title:Paradox of Meaning: Cultural Poetics And Critical FictionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:August 12, 1999Publisher:Turnstone PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888012306

ISBN - 13:9780888012302

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John Moss has created a brilliant work of culture, literature, narrative structure, language and Canadian identity in The Paradox of Meaning. A work that challenges the reader to subvert the connections between genre, prose, poetry, fiction and exposition, Moss’ book features a wonderful play of language and related concepts.