Robert Kroetsch: Essayist, Novelist, Poet (Reappraisals: Canadian Writers) (Paperback)

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Robert Kroetsch: Essayist, Novelist, Poet brings together an international cast of critics, scholars, and writers to examine, re-examine, and honour the celebrated author's immense significance in the twenty-first century, and what it means to be Canadian and part of the country's literary landscape. Original essays by Dennis Cooley, Phil Hall, Nicole Markotic, Aritha van Herk, and Rudy Wiebe, among others.

The author of nine novels, thirteen books of poetry, and seven non-fiction volumes, Robert Kroetsch (1927-2011) was a major figure in the development and history of literature in Canada. He won the Governor General's Award for Fiction for The Studhorse Man (1969) and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Poetry for The Hornbooks of Rita K. (2001). He received honorary degrees from the University of Winnipeg (1983) and the University of Alberta (1997), and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (2004).

Robert Kroetsch stands as a seminal figure in the Canadian literary landscape. In his early fiction he introduced postmodern techniques into the mainstream of Canadian fiction. He then moved on to writing poetry while still writing fiction, and created a new vision for poets across the country, defining the nature of the poetic experience by searching out the roots of his place in the Canadian landscape.

Robert Kroetsch: Essayist, Novelist, Poet is a timely reminder of the immense significance that Kroetsch holds in the twenty-first-century understanding of what it means to be Canadian and part of the country's literary landscape.

This book is published in English.

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Robert Kroetsch (1927-2011) est une figure majeure de l'histoire et du d veloppement de la litt rature au Canada. Son roman intitul The Studhorse Man (1969) lui a permis de remporter le Prix litt raire du Gouverneur g n ral dans la cat gorie roman et nouvelles; par ailleurs, son recueil de po sie, intitul The Hornbooks of Rita K. (2001), a figur sur la liste des finalistes du Prix litt raire du Gouverneur g n ral dans la cat gorie po sie. De plus, il s'est vu d cerner un doctorat honoris causa par deux universit's canadiennes, l'Universit de Winnipeg (1983) et l'Universit de l'Alberta (1997), et il a t fait officier de l'Ordre du Canada (2004).

Robert Kroetsch est une figure marquante du paysage litt raire canadien. Dans ses premiers ouvrages de fiction, il a introduit des techniques de narration postmodernes dans le courant dominant et jusqu'alors plut t conventionnel de la fiction canadienne. Il a ensuite entrepris d' crire de la po sie tout en poursuivant son oeuvre romanesque. Ce faisant, il a su cr er une nouvelle vision pour les po tes canadiens; il a, entre autres, d fini la nature de l'exp rience po tique en se questionnant sur le sens de l'identit canadienne et sur la place qu'il occupait dans le paysage litt raire canadien.

L'ouvrage intitul Robert Kroetsch romancier, po te et essayiste constitue un rappel opportun de l'importance consid rable de cet auteur majeur, qui nous a permis de mieux comprendre ce que cela signifiait d' tre Canadien au XXIe si cle et d'appartenir au paysage litt raire canadien.

Ce livre est publi en anglais.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780776631288
ISBN-10: 0776631284
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Publication Date: February 18th, 2020
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Reappraisals: Canadian Writers