David Adams Richards: Essays on His Works

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Guernica Editions, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 159 pages
David Adams Richards is one of Canada's foremost writers. A writer of poetry, short fiction, screenplays, non-fiction, essays and polemics, Richards' most prodigious work thus far has been as a novelist. With fifteen books and all of the major Canadian literary prizes to his credit, Richards is still relatively unknown by the reading public. This collection, the first book-length study of Richards' work, is meant to remedy that situation. Richards' interviews with the editor and opening essay situate his own beginnings as a writer and his dogged persistence in staying the course.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
6
Remembering My Evaluators While Packing to Leave Home
15
An Interview with David Adams Richards by Tony Tremblay
26
A Lad Around Town by Wayne Curtis
45
Hunting Richards Novels Down by Margo Wheaton
52
Small Heroics by William Connor
58
The Things of the Heart by Inge SterrerHauzenberger
64
Canadas Independent Intellectual by Tony Tremblay
102
Already Blessed by Pamela Jo Boggs
116
A Letter to a Friend by Wayne Johnston
128
The Beginnings of a Literary Friendship by Eric Trethewey
140
On Staying the Course by Alistair MacLeod
146
Bibliography
153
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About the author (2005)

Tony Tremblay is a professor and Canada Research Chair in New Brunswick studies at St. Thomas University. He is founding editor of the Journal of New Brunswick Studies and the New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia. His recent work includes Fred Cogswell: The Many-Dimensioned Self (2012), Last Shift: The Story of a Mill Town (2011), and David Adams Richards of the Miramichi (2010).

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