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The Grove Symposium

Edited and with an introduction by John Nause

Publication Year: 1974


Published by: University of Ottawa Press

Series: Reappraisals: Canadian Writers


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pp. ix-x

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pp. xi-xiv

I would like to send my condolences to all Canadian scholars . . . who are not here these two days because they have missed an extremely fascinating dramatic and historical development. . . . People who participated in this were walking on glass before they arrived because they did not have this definitive knowledge [i.e., the knowledge of...

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What was Frederick Philip Grove?

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pp. 1-12

In recent years, any discussion of Frederick Philip Grove has been dominated by two questions. The first question, and a basic one at that, is, who was he? And the second question, of course, is, what was he? ...

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The Position of the Unpublished Jane Atkinson and The Weatherhead Fortunes

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pp. 13-34

"The Weatherhead Fortunes" and "Jane Atkinson" form a rather natural trilogy with Our Daily Bread. As far as we can tell, they were written close in time to each other, in the middle 1920's, though "Jane Atkinson" was probably not finished until about 1930. For their subject the three novels look at three aspects of the theme of the disintegration of the family, a theme which fascinated Grove from this time to the writing of Two Generations in about 1936. ...

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Groves's Unpublished MAN and its Relation to The Master of the Mill

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pp. 35-54

One of the most illuminating documents for the student of Grove's novels is his unpublished Ant Book entitled MAN: His Habits, Social Organisation, and Outlook. A carbon typescript of 262 single-spaced pages, MAN is in part an early version of what became Consider Her Ways (1947), but it is also helpful for the light it sheds on his other published works. ...

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The German Novels of Frederick Philip Grove

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pp. 55-66

The title of this paper is a deliberate misnomer: it should, of course, read "The Novels of Felix Paul Greve," but since Dr. Spettigue has now established beyond reasonable doubt that Grove and Greve were identical in the same way that Josef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski was identical with Joseph Conrad, my title is also intended to underscore the fact...

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Women in Grove's Novels

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pp. 67-76

In most novels because they are written by men, women are defined by men and in relation to men. Thus when we study the women in Grove,we see women as viewed by a male narrator and in relation to a male protagonist—in an archetypal male-female relationship of mother-son, brother-sister, or man-wife. In these relationships, woman is usually...

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Evolution Versus Revolution: Grove's Perception of History

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pp. 77-88

Phil Brandon, the hero of A Search for America, is one of the finest studies in Canadian literature of how an old world man achieves assimilation into a new world environment. Near the end of the novel, Brandon sums up in a concise way, the transformation which he underwent in the process of discovering his own soul. The passage is worth quoting at some length ...

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The Literary Significance of Grove's Search

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pp. 89-100

Frederick Philip Grove, as we can see from this afternoon's discussion, has become a fascinating controversial figure. ...

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F.P.G.: The Ottawa Interlude

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pp. 101-110

I first met Frederick Philip Grove on March 15, 1930—which was a Saturday. I am able to be so precise because in those days my wife kept a brief journal of our social activities. I was then in the parliamentary press gallery, representing The Toronto Star. ...

E-ISBN-13: 9780776617152
E-ISBN-10: 077661715X
Print-ISBN-13: 9780776643816
Print-ISBN-10: 0776643819

Page Count: 130
Publication Year: 1974

Series Title: Reappraisals: Canadian Writers
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OCLC Number: 243500794
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  • Grove, Frederick Philip, -- 1879-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation.
  • Canada -- In literature.
  • Western stories -- History and criticism.
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