Rudy Wiebe and the Historicity of the Word

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University of Alberta, 1995 - Electronic books - 256 pages
In an entertaining re-examination of Rudy Wiebe's major novels, Penny van Toorn presents a completely new way of reading one of Canada's foremost contemporary writers. She analyzes Wiebe's struggle to control the "socially contested territory" of language, and identifies the principles that underlie his complex narrative structures.
 

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Contents

Breaking Open the Capsule
17
First and Vital Candle
35
The Blue Mountains of China
67
The Temptations of Big Bear
99
The ScorchedWood People
139
My Lovely Enemy
165
Where is Your Voice Coming From Rudy Wiebe?
195
Notes
213
Bibliography
227
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