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The Literary History of Saskatchewan: Volume 1 Volume 1

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    Coteau Books, 2013
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


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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 David Carpenter's 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.

    The contributing scholars include Kristina Fagan, Jenny Kerber, Susan Gingell, Ken Mitchell and Martin Winquist.


    V. 1. BEGINNINGS --
    Foreword / David Carpenter --
    "Our new storytellers": Cree literature in Saskatchewan / Kristina Fagan Bidwell --
    The literary construction of Saskatchewan before 1905: narratives of trade, rebellion and settlement / Wendy Roy --
    Settlement and dispossession in early twentieth-century Saskatchewan literature / Jenny Kerber --
    Saskatchewan visions and visions of Saskatchewan: literary development in the 1940s / Christian Riegel --
    Saskatchewan literature of the 1950s / Peter Webb --
    Literary tributes: R.D. Symons / Douglas Gibson --
    John V.(Victor) Hicks / Paula Jane Remlinger --
    Terrence Heath / T.F. Rigelhof --
    Arthur L. Karras / David Carpenter --
    Snapshots of Saskatchewan literature --
    Literary nonfiction in Saskatchewan / Myrna Kostash --
    Playwriting in Saskatchewan: an overview / Dwayne Brenna --
    The new generation: the '70s remembered / Ken Mitchell --
    Feral muse, angelic muse: the poetry of Anne Szumigalski / Hilary Clark --
    A prairie pride: the voices, stories and legacies of the Moose Jaw movement / Susan Gingell, with Lisa Johnson and Cristen Polley --
    Eminent migrants and the community / Martin Winquist --

    Éditeur original: Regina, Coteau Books
    Langue(s): English