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Alice Munro Country: Essays on Her Works I

Category: Book
Edited By: Struthers, J.R. (Tim)
Series: Essential Writers
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Guernica Editions
Published: April 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 410
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*This rich volume begins with a very good-humoured memoir, "Alice Munro: Not Bad Short Story Writer," by Munro's renowned Canadian publisher, Douglas Gibson, followed by powerful autobiographical pieces by fiction writer Jack Hodgins, playwright Judith Thompson, poet John B. Lee, poet-playwright-teacher James Reaney, and local historian Reg Thompson. Overall, the twenty contributions to Alice Munro Country, including a previously unpublished interview with Munro by J.R. (Tim) Struthers and a superb essay by George Elliott Clarke on Munro's Lives of Girls and Women, take a cultural or historical or personal approach, while also providing judicious readings of the subtle literary dimensions of key Munro works. By way of a summation of Munro's formidably original achievement, the volume offers a series of three stylistically innovative and analytically insightful essays by Ailsa Cox, Louis K. MacKendrick, and Marianne Micros on Munro's "Meneseteung," the one story by a Canadian writer selected for t
Biographical NoteHighly respected nationally and internationally by scholars and creative writers for his work as a bibliographer, an interviewer, a literary critic, an editor, and the publisher of Red Kite Press, J.R. (TIM) STRUTHERS has edited some thirty volumes of theory, criticism, autobiography, fiction, and poetry -- including works in honour of, or by, such important writers as Clark Blaise, George Elliott, Jack Hodgins, Hugh Hood, John Metcalf, and Alice Munro. Among these titles are his earlier pair of Guernica Editions collections, Clark Blaise: Essays on His Works and Clark Blaise: The Interviews, published in 2016. For more than forty-five years Tim has been writing about Canadian literature, particularly the short story, including, in 1975, the first two scholarly articles published world-wide on Alice Munro. He has conducted some forty interviews with Canadian writers and has been described by W.J. Keith, FRSC, as "probably the best literary interviewer in Canada." An enthusiastic teacher, he has taught English full-time at the University of Guelph for thirty-five years. Tim lives in Guelph with his bride of now forty-five years, poet and short story writer and scholar Marianne Micros, inspired and delighted by the company of their two daughters, Eleni and Joy, and their four grandchildren, Matteo, Rowan, Asher, and Reed.