Contemporary Quebec Criticism
The is the first collection translated into English of what critics are saying in French about Quebec writing. Ten carefully selected articles are arranged under the heading of ‘backgronds’ and ‘themes and genres.’ All are general in scope: rather than focusing on the work of particular writers, they present a broad view of Quebec literature and culture, and give a representative sampling of the concerns and approaches of Quebec critics over the last twenty years.
In the introduction, Larry Shouldice traces the origin and evolution and Quebec criticism, past and present trends, and changing direction. He also discusses the importance of nationalism in Quebec writing, and outlines the relationship between Quebec literature and other national literatures, particularly that of France. A selected bibliography suggests sources for further reading.
No study of French-Canadian literature can be completely without reference to the rich and diverse body of criticism that has developed along with it. This is a unique introduction for English-speaking readers, one that should be required reading for all courses in Canadian literature and culture.
- Series: Heritage
- World Rights
- Page Count: 232 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationLARRY SHOULDICE is chairman of the Département d’études anglaises at the Université de Sherbrooke.
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