The Literary History of Alberta Volume One: From Writing-on-Stone to World War Two by George MelnykThe Literary History of Alberta Volume One: From Writing-on-Stone to World War Two by George Melnyk

The Literary History of Alberta Volume One: From Writing-on-Stone to World War Two

byGeorge Melnyk

Paperback | February 28, 1998

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This long-awaited, landmark volume chronicles Alberta writing: the writers, their works, and their vigorous and changing landscape. A must for anyone interested in the cultural history of western Canada.
George Melnyk is a cultural historian who has published some twenty books in a distinguished career, including works of philosophy, history, politics, and poetry. He teaches in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary, where he specializes in Canadian cinema.
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Title:The Literary History of Alberta Volume One: From Writing-on-Stone to World War TwoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9 × 6.02 × 0.74 inPublished:February 28, 1998Publisher:The university of Alberta PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888642962

ISBN - 13:9780888642967

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A groundbreaking volume, The Literary History of Alberta is an incredible resource. Chronicling Alberta writers and their works, the book looks at them in relation to a vigorous and changing landscape. It makes ideal reading for students of the cultural history of Western Canada.

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"poses a radical challenge to the literary status quo.. The Literary History of Alberta offers tantalizing glimpses into previously unfamiliar prairie literary terrain and provides an initial step in the incorporation of early Native oral, incised, and painted 'texts' into that terrain. Of equal importance, The Literary History of Alberta challenges the hegemony within Canada of the combined literatures of just two other provinces -Ontario and Quebec- which still today often masquerade under the pseudonym of 'The Canadian Literary Tradition.' George Melnyk's book marks a significant contribution to the study and appreciation of the literature of the North American Plains." Pamela Banting, Great Plains Quarterly (U of Nebraska)