Literary History of Canada: Canadian Literature in English

Literary History of Canada: Canadian Literature in English


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Hailed as a landmark in Canadian literary scholarship when it was originally published in 1965, the Literary History of Canada is now being reissued, revised and enlarged, in three volumes. This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of English-language Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work. It has already proven itself invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language.

Volume 3 has been newly written for this edition of the History, and covers the years from about 1960 to 1974.

The contributors to this volume are Claude Bissell, Desmond Pacey, Lauriat Lane, jr, Michael S. Cross, Thomas A. Goudge, John Webster Grant, John H. Chapman, William E. Swinton, Henry B. Mayo, Malcolm Ross, Brandon Conron, Clara Thomas, Sheila A. Egoff, John Ripley, William H. New, George Woodcock, and Northrop Frye.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802062789
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 08/01/1976
Edition description: 2
Pages: 391
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Carl F. Klinck (1908-1990) was a Canadian literary historian and academic. In 1928, he became an associate professor of English at Waterloo College, becoming head of the department in 1940. From 1943 to 1948, he was the Dean of Waterloo College. He was the general editor of Literary History of Canada in 1965.

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