by David Stouck, Sinclair Ross S As For Me And My House Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sinclair Ross S As For Me And My House books, In the past twenty years, as the structures of Canadian culture have begun to change, so has the fate of As For Me and My House.
by Anna Winkelmann, Art In Sinclair Ross S As For Me And My House And Lorna Crozier S A Saving Grace Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Art In Sinclair Ross S As For Me And My House And Lorna Crozier S A Saving Grace books, Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar), course: The Great Depression in American and Canadian Literature, 21 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Since its reprint in 1957 Sinclair Ross’s As for Me and My House has been considered to be one of Canada’s most important literary works and has been honoured with great attention amongst numerous critics. The discussion ranges from gay / lesbian approaches over biographical comparisons of the characters with historical figures to psychoanalytical approaches to the protagonists’ personalities. The subjective point of view of the fictional diary of Mrs. Bentley has always been an obstacle for the critics. As the diarist she slips into the roles of author, actor and reader, which leads to a constant shifting of her position as subject, object, observer, or third person. John H. Ferres has pointed out three capital themes in Sinclair Ross’s works, which are of special relevance for As for Me and My House: the difficulty of communication, the strive for authenticity and the struggle against the harsh Canadian prairie. Being categorized as a “Künstlerroman”, artistic expression of any kind plays a major role in the novel. Thus, art is also functioning as a medium for the expression of the characters’ personalities, for coping with the hostile natural environment and finally for the constant try to carry their inner concerns outside. Based on As For Me and My House the volume of poems by Lorna Crozier, named A Saving Grace give further insights into Mrs. Bentley’ nature. The poems pick up the topics of Mrs. Bentley’s diary as a kind of fictional continuation in the form of very personal and intimate poems dealing with the same themes of nature, art and communication. This essay will discuss the relevance of the three mentioned themes and their reappearing in the different art genres treated in the texts, especially writing, painting and music. It will focus on the way in which art is used as a medium of expression and how it distinguishes the characters from each other. Three poems from Crozier’s volume, each dealing with one of the three main genres, will give further insight into these aspects. Following this the essay will examine the presence of nature in the characters’ lives and artworks, and its significance for their state of minds. Three further poems revolving around the weather and the landscape will illustrate this additionally. The last point will examine the verbal and non-verbal forms of communication established by the characters. Again the attention lies on the importance of art, here functioning as a medium for communication.
by Morton Ross, Sinclair Ross And His Works Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sinclair Ross And His Works books, These studies of Canadian authors fulfill a real need in the study of Canadian literature. Each monograph is a separately bound study of about 55 pages. Each contains a biography of the author, a description of the tradition and milieu that influenced the author, a survey of the criticism on the author, a comprehensive essay on all the author's key works, and a detailed bibliography of primary and secondary works.
by Sinclair Ross, The Race And Other Stories By Sinclair Ross Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Race And Other Stories By Sinclair Ross books, Heralded as a prairie writer and best known for As For Me and My House and for his stories of the bleak dust bowl Prairies of the Great Depression, Sinclair Ross has also written of urban life and, briefly, of army life, as the stories in this collection demonstrate. The Race and Other Stories includes previously uncollected short stories and a chapter from Whir of Gold, here title "The Race," which stands on its own as a short story. Furthermore, "Spike," published in French in Liberté in 1969, appears here for the first time in English. Ross's taut, economical, rhythmic prose reflects the bleak, spare landscape of the prairie. The concerns of his novels are equally evident in his stories: loneliness and alienation, the sense of entrapment, the imaginative and artistic struggle. This collection of stories will be of interest to those who wish to better understand one of Canada's most respected writers and the diversity that can be found in his writings.
by Sandra Sabatini, Making Babies Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Making Babies books, Although the infant has been a consistent figure in literature (and, for many people, a significant figure in personal life), there’s been little attention focused on infants, or on their place in Canadian fiction, until now. In this book, Sandra Sabatini examines Canadian fiction to trace the ideological charge behind the represented infant. Examining writers from L.M. Montgomery and Frederick Philip Grove to Thomas King and Terry Griggs, Sabatini compares women’s writing about babies with the way infants appear in texts by men over the course of a century. She discovers a range of changing attitudes toward babies. After being seen as a source of financial burden, social shame, or sentimental fantasy, infants have increasingly become a source of value and meaning. The book challenges the perception of babies as passive objects of care and argues for a reading of the infant as a subject in itself. It also reflects upon how the representations of infancy in Canadian literature offer an intriguing portrait of how we imagine ourselves.
by Dean Irvine, The Canadian Modernists Meet Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Canadian Modernists Meet books, The Canadian Modernists Meet is a collection of new critical essays on major and rediscovered Canadian writers of the early to mid-twentieth century. F.R. Scott's well-known poem 'The Canadian Authors Meet' sets the theme for the volume: a revisiting of English Canada's formative movements in modernist poetry, fiction, and drama. As did Scott's poem, Dean Irvine's collection raises questions - about modernism and antimodernism, nationalism and antinationalism, gender and class, originality and influence - that remain central to contemporary research on early to mid-twentieth-century English Canadian literature. The Canadian Modernists Meetis the first collection of its kind: a gathering of texts by literary critics, textual editors, biographers, literary historians, and art historians whose collective research contributes to the study of modernism in Canada. The collection stages a major reassessment of the origins and development of modernist literature in Canada, its relationship to international modernist literature, its regional variations, its gender and class inflections, and its connections to visual art, architecture, and film. It presents a range of scholarly perspectives, drawing upon the multidisciplinarity that characterizes the international field of modernist studies.
by George Woodcock, Introducing Sinclair Ross S As For Me And My House Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Introducing Sinclair Ross S As For Me And My House books, Canadian Fiction Studies are an answer to every librarian's, student's, and teacher's wishes. Each book contains clear information on a major Canadian novel. Attractively produced, they contain a chronology of the author's life, information on the importance of the book and its critical reception, an in-depth reading of the text, and a selected list of works cited.
by Lisa Grekul, Leaving Shadows Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Leaving Shadows books, A monograph on English Ukrainian writing. Featuring fresher images of Ukrainian culture in Canada, it concludes with a fresh reading of enduring cultural stereotypes.
by John Moss, From The Heart Of The Heartland Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From The Heart Of The Heartland books, This volume gathers together authors and critics to reappraise the legacy of Sinclair Ross. Beyond Ross’ major novel As For Me and My House, the contributors reestablish the value of his other writings in their literary and historical contexts.