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Alice Munro Everlasting: Essays on Her Works II

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 1.12in
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From The Publisher*This rich volume begins with a major new essay by renowned short story critic and theorist Charles E. May, "Returning to the Source: Alice Munro, Flannery O?Connor, and Eudora Welty," followed by a major new essay by one of Munro's most long-standing and most perceptive readers, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, identifying and examining the major concerns which Munro has revisited so compellingly for the duration of her astonishing career. Overall, the twenty contributions to Alice Munro Everlasting take an ardently literary approach, with each essay focussing -- uniquely amongst studies of any short story writer -- on the last stories in Munro's fourteen volumes from Dance of the Happy Shades to Dear Life. Along with distinguished contributions by many other long-time readers of Munro, including a major new essay by J.R. (Tim) Struthers on Munro?s novella "Powers," this volume features, and finishes with, a major new essay by her celebrated biographer Robert Thacker on the four-part series of stories
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.