The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature by Eva-Marie KröllerThe Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature by Eva-Marie Kröller

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

EditorEva-Marie Kröller

Paperback | March 1, 2004

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Eva-Marie Kröller's comprehensive introduction to major writers, genres and topics in Canadian literature takes into consideration relevant social, political and economic developments. Broad surveys of fiction, drama, and poetry are complemented by chapters on Aboriginal writing, francophone writing, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women, and the emergence of urban writing in a country traditionally defined by its regions. Nature-writing, exploration- and travel-writing, and short fiction are also covered. Eva-Marie Kroller is Professor at University of British Columbia and editor of the journal Canadian Literature. Her previous books include Canadian Travellers in Europe, 1851-1900 (UBC Press, 1987), George Bowering (Talonbooks, 1992) and Pacific Encounters (with A. Smith, J. Mostow, R. Kramer) (Institute of Asian Research, UBC, 1997).
Eva-Marie Kroller is Professor at the Department of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Canadian LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:March 1, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521891310

ISBN - 13:9780521891318


Table of Contents

Introduction Eva-Marie Kröller; 1. Aboriginal writing Penny van Toorn; 2. Francophone writing Edward D. Blodgett; 3. Exploration and travel Eva-Marie Kröller; 4. Nature-writing Christoph Irmscher; 5. Drama Ric Knowles; 6. Poetry David Staines; 7. Fiction Marta Dvorak; 8. Short fiction Robert Thacker; 9. Writing by women Coral Ann Howells; 10. Life writing Susanna Egan and Gabriele Helms; 11. Regionalism and urbanism Janice Fiamengo; 12. Canadian literary criticism and the idea of a national literature Magdalene Redekop.

Editorial Reviews

"The result is very impressive: clear and no shortcuts tolerated, lacking in jargon, discussions that balance detailed textual analysis with ambitious synthesis."
-Claire Omhovère, Etudes anglaises