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Reflections autobiography and Canadian literature

Stich, K. Peter.

Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press c1988

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  • Title:
    Reflections autobiography and Canadian literature
  • Author: Stich, K. Peter.; Autobiography and Canadian Literature Symposium (1987 : University of Ottawa)
  • Publisher: Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press
  • Creation Date: c1988
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (192 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographies.
  • Subjects: Autobiographical fiction, English -- Canada -- History and criticism; Canadian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
  • Description: This volume discusses the autobiographical inclination in Canadian literature, exploring works by such writers as Alice Munro, W.O. Mitchell, Michael Ondaatje, John Glassco, and Susanna Moodie. Others works, including the oral memoirs of a Métis, an Inuit's account as being civil servant in Ottawa, and the autobiographical writings of pioneer women and French missionaries are examined to show the depth and breadth of this tradition in Canada. These texts act as starting points for an indepth look at the relationships between autobiography, biography and fiction in Canadian literature.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographies.
  • Contents: Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Notes Towards a Sometime and Probable History of John Glassco; The Geography of Genre in John Glassco's Memoirs of Montparnasse; Gabriel Sagard's ""je"" in the First Histoire du Canada; Roughing It in the Bush as Autobiography; Pioneer Women's Memoirs: Preserving the Past/Rescuing the Self; North and South: Autobiography and the Problems of Translation; ""Metaphors of Self"": La détresse et l'enchantement; The Alphabet of the Self: Generic and Other Slippages in Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family
    An Other I: Autobiography and Aesthetics in Clark BlaiseVoices of Louis Goulet: Notes on the Transcriptions of an Oral Memoir; The Self, Its Discourse, and the Other: The Autobiographies of Frederick Philip Grove and the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven; Biography as Fiction: The Art of Invisible Authorship; Invading Caves: Autobiography and W. O. Mitchell's: How I Spent My Summer Holidays; ""So Shocking a Verdict in Real Life"": Autobiography in Alice Munro's Stories; Autobiography and Creativity: Alice Munro's Story ""Fits""; Contributors
  • OCLC Number: 742332998
    181843562
  • Identifier: ISBN0-7766-1683-8