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The Literary History of Alberta Volume One

From Writing-on-Stone to World War Two

This long-awaited, landmark volume chronicles Alberta writing: the writers, their works, and their vigorous and changing landscape. A must for anyone interested in the cultural history of western Canada.

About the Author

George Melnyk is a cultural historian who has published some twenty books in a distinguished career, including works of philosophy, history, politics, and poetry. He teaches in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary, where he specializes in Canadian cinema.

Reviews

"Both volumes sit on my desk and sometimes get daily reference. I can say or give no better endorsement to this second volume than to say it made me want to read the books discussed." Gordon Morash, Edmonton Journal

"poses a radical challenge to the literary status quo.. The Literary History of Alberta offers tantalizing glimpses into previously unfamiliar prairie literary terrain and provides an initial step in the incorporation of early Native oral, incised, and painted 'texts' into that terrain. Of equal importance, The Literary History of Alberta challenges the hegemony within Canada of the combined literatures of just two other provinces -Ontario and Quebec- which still today often masquerade under the pseudonym of 'The Canadian Literary Tradition.' George Melnyk's book marks a significant contribution to the study and appreciation of the literature of the North American Plains." Pamela Banting, Great Plains Quarterly (U of Nebraska)

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260 Pages
$24.95 USD
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Hardback
257 Pages
$43.99 USD

Other Titles by George Melnyk

Great Canadian Film Directors

edited by George Melnyk
Jun 2007 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$38.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Poetics of Naming

George Melnyk
Oct 2003 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$38.99 USD - Paperback / softback

The Literary History of Alberta Volume Two

George Melnyk
Nov 1999 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$29.99 USD - Paperback / softback
$43.99 USD - Hardback