Rudy Wiebe and the Historicity of the Word
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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Breaking Open the Capsule
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The Blue Mountains of China
The Temptations of Big Bear
The ScorchedWood People
My Lovely Enemy
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