Alice Munro

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 210 pages
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Through the years, this Canadian writer has emerged as a master of the short story. The compressed and encapsulated energies of the form allow Alice Munro to peel away at the smooth and mundane surfaces that contain her characters' lives to reveal harsher truths within. This acclaimed writer is profiled for the first time in this indispensable series through full-length critical essays that plumb the depths of her rich, fictive worlds. In this work, a chronology of her life, a bibliography of Munro's work, and an index provide valuable information for student researchers.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Dance of the Happy Shades
5
Every Last ThingEverlasting
29
The Art of Alice Munro
41
Its What I Believe
57
It Was about Vanishing
81
Getting Loose
103
Searching Bluebeards Chambers
123
Rewriting the Frontier
153
Intimate Dislocations
167
Chronology
193
Contributors
195
Bibliography
197
Acknowledgments
201
Index
203
Copyright

Short Fiction with Attitude
143

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About the author (2009)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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