Encyclopedia of literature in Canada /
edited by William H. New.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2002.
description
xxii, 1347 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0802007619
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2002.
isbn
0802007619
restrictions
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes indexes.
catalogue key
4717554
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2003-03-01:
The combination of a renowned publisher, a well-qualified editor, up-to-date entries, and reasonable price makes this a reference book worth adding to any collection. It shares many of the good qualities of Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, ed. by Eugene Benson and William Toye (2nd ed., CH, Nov'98) and Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, ed. by Toye (CH, Feb'02), and adds the benefit of greater currency. New will be no stranger to students of Canadian literature, since he also edited numerous Canadian volumes in Gale's Dictionary of Literary Biography. In this encyclopedia, the signed entries, arranged alphabetically, include both cross-references and recommendations for further reading. Appendixes include a cultural chronology, an index by contributor, an index citing all references to each author (major authors are mentioned numerous times throughout the volume), and a supplementary index leading readers to names and concepts for which there is no separate entry--features not offered in the Oxford volumes. The typeface and page layout are pleasant to the eye, and the binding sound. A solid reference book. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All collections. M. M. Bohn University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
This up-to-date reference book brings together three hundred leading Canadianists to look at literature in Canada from a variety of perspectives. In over two thousand entries that attest to Canada's cultural plurality, the Encyclopedia covers literature in English and French, and also in such other languages as Yiddish, Spanish, Haida, and Cree. It discusses authors and their work, related literary and social issues, professional institutions that play a role in the lives of Canadian writers, and the major historical and cultural events that have shaped Canada.
Main Description
Canada's rich, diverse literary heritage has long attracted widespread recognition, and in recent years Canadian writers have won nearly every major international literary award. The breadth and sophistication of Canada's literature demands precisely the kind of critical reflection that W.H. New's comprehensive Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada now offers to readers. This up-to-date reference book brings together 300 leading Canadianists to look at literature in Canada from a variety of perspectives. In over 2000 entries, acknowledging Canada's cultural plurality, the Encyclopedia discusses literature in English and French, and also in such other languages as Yiddish, Spanish, Haida and Cree; authors and their work; related literary and social issues; professional institutions that play a role in the lives of Canadian writers; and the major historical and cultural events that have shaped Canada. The unique richness of this work is also reflected in the breadth of other entries. Among them are commentaries on humour and satire, genre (including radio drama and the long poem), social history, film, television and popular culture, literary awards, language, critical theory, the oral literatures of the First Nations, petroglyphs, the publishing industry, journalism, gender, race, religion, region, myth, and class. Extensive cross-referencing, a cultural chronology, supplementary index, and suggestions for further reading make this encyclopedia the most complete and accessible reference guide to Canadian literature in print. Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada will be an essential resource for scholars, writers, and readers for years to come.
Description for Reader
Canada's rich, diverse literary heritage has long attracted widespread recognition, and in recent years Canadian writers have won nearly every major international literary award. The breadth and sophistication of Canada's literature demands precisely the kind of critical reflection that W.H. New's comprehensive Encyclopedia of Literature in Canadanow offers to readers. This up-to-date reference book brings together 300 leading Canadianists to look at literature in Canada from a variety of perspectives. In over 2000 entries, acknowledging Canada's cultural plurality, the Encyclopediadiscusses literature in English and French, and also in such other languages as Yiddish, Spanish, Haida and Cree; authors and their work; related literary and social issues; professional institutions that play a role in the lives of Canadian writers; and the major historical and cultural events that have shaped Canada.The unique richness of this work is also reflected in the breadth of other entries. Among them are commentaries on humour and satire, genre (including radio drama and the long poem), social history, film, television and popular culture, literary awards, language, critical theory, the oral literatures of the First Nations, petroglyphs, the publishing industry, journalism, gender, race, religion, region, myth, and class.Extensive cross-referencing, a cultural chronology, supplementary index, and suggestions for further reading make this encyclopedia the most complete and accessible reference guide to Canadian literature in print. Encyclopedia of Literature in Canadawill be an essential resource for scholars, writers, and readers for years to come.
Description for Reader
Canada's rich, diverse literary heritage has long attracted widespread recognition, and in recent years Canadian writers have won nearly every major international literary award. The breadth and sophistication of Canada's literature demands precisely the kind of critical reflection that W.H. New's comprehensive Encyclopedia of Literature in Canadanow offers to readers. This up-to-date reference book brings together 300 leading Canadianists to look at literature in Canada from a variety of perspectives. In over 2000 entries, acknowledging Canada's cultural plurality, the Encyclopediadiscusses literature in English and French, and also in such other languages as Yiddish, Spanish, Haida and Cree; authors and their work; related literary and social issues; professional institutions that play a role in the lives of Canadian writers; and the major historical and cultural events that have shaped Canada. The unique richness of this work is also reflected in the breadth of other entries. Among them are commentaries on humour and satire, genre (including radio drama and the long poem), social history, film, television and popular culture, literary awards, language, critical theory, the oral literatures of the First Nations, petroglyphs, the publishing industry, journalism, gender, race, religion, region, myth, and class. Extensive cross-referencing, a cultural chronology, supplementary index, and suggestions for further reading make this encyclopedia the most complete and accessible reference guide to Canadian literature in print. Encyclopedia of Literature in Canadawill be an essential resource for scholars, writers, and readers for years to come.

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