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A growing number of literary historians and critics now recognize the contemporary long poem as a distinctively Canadian genre. This collection of essays leads the reader to a deeper understanding of Canadian literary cultures in terms of their local intimacies and idiosyncrasies as well as in their national contexts.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Colonial Colonizing: An Introductory Survey of the Canadian Long Poem
  2. pp. 7 -30
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  1. Writing and Rewriting Adam Hood Harwell's Talbot Road
  2. pp. 31-40
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  1. "A richer, variegated vest": Dressing Nature in Early Canadian Long Poems
  2. pp. 41-52
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  1. Questioning the Canon: Early Long Poems by Canadian Women
  2. pp. 53-64
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  1. Pratt's Modernism, or Digging into the Strata
  2. pp. 65-80
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  1. Virtu(e)al History: Interpolation in Pratt's Brebeuf and His Brethren
  2. pp. 81-100
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  1. The Contemporary Canadian Long Poem as System: Friesen, Atwood, Kroetsch, Arnason, McFadden
  2. pp. 101-114
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  1. David Arnason's Marsh Burning: Beginnings
  2. pp. 115-132
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  1. Sharon's Bottle, Malcolm's Ukelele: The Machinery of Desire in ,Confabulations
  2. pp. 133-138
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  1. Fred Wah and the Radical Long Poem
  2. pp. 139-150
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  1. The Voices of Elegy: or, Hurtin' Songs for Bronwen Wallace
  2. pp. 151-160
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  1. Kristjana Gunnars' Carnival of Longing: A Passionate Reading
  2. pp. 161-172
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  1. Accessing the Criminal Paradise in Dennis Cooley's Bloody Jack and Other Outlaw Fictions
  2. pp. 173-186
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  1. CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 189-190
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  1. REAPPRAISALS: CANADIAN WRITERS
  2. pp. 191-192
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776615509
Related ISBN
9780776604831
MARC Record
OCLC
835441426
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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