Trusting The Tale by Hugh HoodTrusting The Tale by Hugh Hood

Trusting The Tale

byHugh Hood

Paperback | June 1, 1983

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This collection of essays shows Hood in full, elegant control of a variety of subjects that will appeal to those interested in Canadian literary history and to anyone involved with the literary currents of our time. The essays are detailed, complex, and enriched by the sensibility of the author who has been called “Canada's most learned, most intellectual novelist” (The Canadian Forum). At the same time, they display Hood's unique ability to convey intellectual ideas with warmth, humor, and passionate conviction. He is that rare breed of author whose books are inspired by a profound commitment to art, a deep love of his community, a sensitive involvement with language, and an ongoing engagement with theoretical problems crucial to twentieth-century thought.
Hugh Hood is one of Canada's foremost novelists and essaysists. He is the author of A New Athens, Black and White Keys, and Reservoir Ravine.
Title:Trusting The TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:June 1, 1983Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0920802664

ISBN - 13:9780920802663

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From Our Editors

For those interested in Canadian literary history, or involved in literary currents of our time, this collection of essays by Hugh Hood is a must read. Trusting the Tale delves into a variety of subject matters dealing with theoretical problems crucial to the 20th century thought. From commentaries on "Metaphors of Sex and Hockey" in Seymour Segal’s art to critical analysis of some his own short stories, Hood uses humour, conviction, and intellect to discuss thought provoking concepts.

Editorial Reviews

Trusting the Tale is Hugh Hood at his most accessible and most entertaining. These essays may help convince CanLit followes that Mr. Hood is one of the few Canadian novelists who can call themselves men of letters.”  —Winnipeg Free Press