The Literary History of Saskatchewan: Volume 1: Volume 1

Coteau Books
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Saskatchewan’s literary history is both colourful and complex. It is also mature enough to deserve a critical investigation of its roots and origins, its salient features and its prominent players. This collection of scholarly essays, conceptualized and compiled by well-known Saskatchewan novelist, essayist and scholar David Carpenter, examines the Saskatchewan literary scene, from its early Aboriginal storytellers on through to the decades to the burgeoning 1970s. The dozen essays, preceded by a David Carpenter introduction, include such topics as “Our New Storytellers: Cree Literature in Saskatchewan”; “The Literary Construction of Saskatchewan before 1905: Narratives of Trade, Rebellion and Settlement” and “The New Generation: The Seventies Remembered.” Also included are special topics, among them – “Playwriting in Saskatchewan”; “Feral Muse, Angelic Muse – The Poetry of Anne Szumigalski”, and tribute pieces to John V. Hicks, R.D. Symons, Terrence Heath and Alex Karras. Contributing scholars include the likes of: Kristina Fagan, Jenny Kerber, Susan Gingell, Ken Mitchell and Martin Winquist.
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David Carpenter is the popular author of more than a dozen books including novels, short story collections, essays, hunting memoirs, a fishing guide and even a book of poetry. His books have won or been shortlisted for many national and regional writing awards. His fiction and non-fiction has also been published in most notable Canadian periodicals Born in Edmonton, David Carpenter moved to Saskatchewan as quickly as he could, and began writing books almost immediately afterwards. He taught for many years in the English Department at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as undertaking writing residencies and special instructor activities in Saskatchewan and beyond. He continues to live, and write, in Saskatoon.

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Publisher
Coteau Books
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Published on
Feb 1, 2013
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781550507195
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
History / Social History
Literary Criticism / Reference
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