From Cohen to Carson: The Poet's Novel in Canada (Google eBook)

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jan 1, 2008 - LITERARY CRITICISM - 399 pages
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Detailed case studies of novels by Leonard Cohen, Michael Ondaatje, George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, and Anne Carson, as well as sections on A.M. Klein and Anne Michaels, reveal how these authors framed their early novels according to formal precedents established in their poetry. In tracking the authors shift from lyric to long poem to novel, Rae also investigates their experiments with non-literary art forms - photography, painting, film. The authors discussed combine disparate genres and media to alter notions of narrative coherence in the novel and engage the diverse but fragmented cultural histories of Canadian society.
  

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Contents

Framing the Poets Novel
3
1 Unframing Genres
9
Unframing Narrative
41
Unframing the Series
91
Unframing the Serial Novel
138
Unframing the Quest Narrative
177
Unframing Myth
223
7 The English Patient Fugitive Pieces and the Poets Novel
261
Notes
301
Bibliography
347
Permissions
373
Index
375
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Ian Rae is professor of literature, McGill University.

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