Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature (2nd Edition)

October 30, 2020
Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature (2nd Edition)

This fully revised second edition of The Cambridge Companion toCanadian Literature offers a comprehensive introduction to majorwriters, genres and topics. For this edition several chapters havebeen completely rewritten to reflect major developments in Canadianliterature since 2004. Surveys of fiction, drama and poetry arecomplemented by chapters on Aboriginal writing, autobiography,literary criticism, writing by women and the emergence of urbanwriting. Areas of research that have expanded since the firstedition include environmental concerns and questions of sexualitywhich are freshly explored across several different chapters. Asubstantial chapter on francophone writing is included. Authorssuch as Margaret Atwood, noted for her experiments in multipleliterary genres, are given full consideration, as is the work ofauthors who have achieved major recognition, such as Alice Munro,recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature.