Native Writers, Illustrators, Scholars, Activists Sometimes, I tweet that I got a book. If I have something more to say as I look it over, I send a second tweet, and a third, and so on.
Additional Information In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Introduction David Staines For Carol Shields, novelist and short story writer, biographer and literary critic, playwright and poet, art offers a means of confronting the joys and dramas of the human condition.
Years ago, in an introduction to a book of short fiction, the American writer Hortense Calisher talked about the short story being mainly a new world form. Reports from the frontier, she called them, a lovely and accurate phrase that caught my attention. Perhaps, I remember thinking, this is what all of literature is: Even given that the edges and centres of society are forever shifting, it does seem to me that the view from the edge offers a privileged perspective.
Also freedom from cynicism if not from anger.
Also a kind of real or willed innocence which is what I believe every writer must keep alive in order to write. I knew who these bearded, bespectacled, frockcoated gentlemen were; their portraits hung in a place of honour in our schools. Her unique voice, compassionate and forever human and humane, gave her the power to portray the worlds around her in her own wise manner.
The Worlds of Carol Shields brings together twenty-three people, some of them her friends, some of them scholars who are her readers, to shed fresh light on her many achievements. The author of ten novels, four collections of short fiction, three volumes of poetry, four published plays, one volume of literary criticism, and one biography, she carved out her special place in Canadian letters.
She is among the most honoured of all Canadian writers. Eleanor Wachtel divulges the history of her strong friendship with Shields, explaining its origin and its effect on her life. Exploring Swann is a question, according to Cynthia Sugars, of understanding the allure and even the necessity of literary ancestors.
The only person thus far to have written an entire book on Carol Shields, Alex Ramon studies the Canadian and American dimensions of her fiction, beginning with a careful analysis of her volume of literary criticism, Susanna Moodie: If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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–d. ) was the author of six novels and a number of juvenile and unfinished works. Her works have been subjected to every kind of critical, historical, and theoretical analysis, but they have also been adapted for television, radio, theater, and film, and her works have generated hundreds of sequels.
Catalog Info: As the introductory course to LMC, this course introduces students to key texts and modes of analysis associated with the study of literature, film, digital media, and communication.
Course Prerequisite: English Carol Shields' novel Unless, uses the quest motif through her primary characters, Reta and Norah Winters. Shields' realisic characters prove that all people can possess heroic qualities during their attempts at achieving a personal goal.
Author Contributions: Dr C. L. Shields had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: Dalvin, C. Shields, Sioufi, J. Shields. English Literature: A Very Short Introduction Previous Page.
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction It goes on to provide a more in-depth analysis, with close readings from an extraordinary scene in King Lear to a war poem by Carol Ann Duffy, and a series of striking examples of how literary texts change as they are transmitted from.
Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary begins with a previously unpublished article by Shields. In the essays that follow, international scholars employ a variety of theories and methodologies in their analyses of her work, including narrative theory, cultural criticism, feminist analysis, psychoanalytic approaches, tropological explication, theories of authorship, and ficto-criticism to.