The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

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Eva-Marie Kröller
Cambridge University Press, Feb 5, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 292 pages
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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).
  

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Contents

PLATES
vii
MAPS
viii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xii
NOTE ON POETRY
xiii
CHRONOLOGY
xv
Introduction
1
Aboriginal writing
22
Francophone writing
49
Poetry
135
Fiction
155
Short fiction
177
Writing by women
194
Life writing
216
Regionalism and urbanism
241
Canadian literary criticism and the idea of a national literature
263
FURTHER READING
276

Exploration and travel
70
Naturewriting
94
Drama
115

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Eva-Marie Kröller is Professor at the Department of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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