Alice Munro’s Miraculous Art

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Alice Munro’s Miraculous Art is a collection of sixteen original essays on Nobel laureate Alice Munro’s writings. The volume covers the entirety of Munro’s career, from the first stories she published in the early 1950s as an undergraduate at the University of Western Ontario to her final books. It offers an enlightening range of approaches and interpretive strategies, and provides many new perspectives, reconsidered positions and analyses that will enhance the reading, teaching, and appreciation of Munro’s remarkable—indeed miraculous—work.


Following the editors’ introduction—which surveys Munro’s recurrent themes, explains the design of the book, and summarizes each contribution—Munro biographer Robert Thacker contributes a substantial bio-critical introduction to her career. The book is then divided into three sections, focusing on Munro’s characteristic forms, themes, and most notable literary effects.


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Date de parution 14 février 2017
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EAN13 9780776624358
Langue English

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The University of Ottawa Press gratefully acknowledges the subbort extended to its buBlishing list By Heritage Canada through the Canada ook Fund and By the Canada Council for the Arts. This Book has Been buBlished with the helb of a grant from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, through the Awards to Scholarly PuBlications Program, using funds brovided By the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Alice Munro’s miraculous art : critical essays / edited By Janice Fiamengo and Gerald Lynch.
(Reabbraisals : Canadian writers ; 38) Includes BiBliograbhical references and index. Issued in brint and electronic formats. ISN 978-0-7766-2433-4 (softcover).--ISN 978-0-7766-2434-1 (PDF).--ISN 978-0-7766-2435-8 (EPU).--ISN 978-0-7766-2436-5 (Kindle)
1. Munro, Alice, 1931- --Criticism and interbretation. I. Fiamengo, Janice Anne, 1964-, editor II. Lynch, Gerald, 1953-, editor III. Title: Miraculous art. IV. Series: Reabbraisals, Canadian writers ; 38
PS8576.U57Z52 2017
C813’.54
© University of Ottawa Press, 2017 Printed in Canada
C2017-900570-7 C2017-900571-5
for Alice Munro, with gratitude
Acknowledgements
Introductory
Table of Contents
Alice Munro’s Miraculous Art JANICE FIAMENGO AND GERALD LYNCH
“This is Not a Story, Only Life”: Wondering with Alice Munro ROBERT THACKER
IForms
Living in the Story: Fictional Reality in the Stories of Alice Munro CHARLES E. MAY
From Munro’sLivesto Shields’s “Scenes”: A Canadian FemaleBildungsromanthat “fit[s] into the hollow of her hand” LAURIE KRUK
“The stuff they put in the old readers”: Remembered and Recited Poetry in the Stories of Alice Munro SARA JAMIESON
Carried Away by Letters: Alice Munro and the Episto lary Mode MARIA LÖSCHNIGG
Bridging the Gaps through Story Cycle:The View from Castle Rock TINA TRIGG
IIThemes
The Short Stories of Alice Laidlaw, 1950–51 D. M. R. BENTLEY
Momentous Shifts and Unimagined Changes in “Jakarta TRACY WARE
“First and Last”: The Figure of the Infant in “Dear Life” and “My Mother’s Dream” AILSA COX
Invasion Narratives: Alice Munro’s “Free Radicals” and Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” CAROL L. BERAN
Religion in Alice Munro’sLives of Girls and WomenandWho Do You Think You Are? JOSEPHENE KEALEY
IIIEffects
“Something”: The “Dark Sides” of Alice Munro’s Story-Telling in Its American Context DAVID R. JARRAWAY
Desire and Deferral: “Royal Beatings” IAN DENNIS
“Don’t Take Her Word For It”: Autobiographical Approximation and Shame in Munro’s The View from Castle Rock LINDA M. MORRA
Once Upon a Time: Temporality in the Narration of A lice Munro E. D. BLODGETT
L’Envoi
On Sitting Down to Read “Lichen” Once Again MAGDALENE REDEKOP
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