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The Literary History of Saskatchewan Volume 3: Advances

Volume 3: Advances

edited by David Carpenter & Kelly-Anne Riess

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list price: $29.95
edition:Paperback
published: 2018
ISBN:9781550509540
publisher: Coteau Books
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"The three volumes of this literary history constitute a bringing together of the best, the most influential, the most significant writing in our province... Many of our best books are nurtured by the history and the life of this province, but they spring into literature roughly in proportion to their applications and their immemorial responses to the human condition."
Volume 3 shifts its focus to Regina's literary culture and to the coming generation of younger writers, but it continues to examine the best work from Saskatchewan. The impact, the relevance, the illuminations of our best writers' work tend to move well beyond the borders of our province. This work transcends the regional sources of its inspiration. Just as Marilynne Robinson has much to say to Canadians about the disruptions and the graces of family life, Dianne Warren has much to say to Americans about the omnipresence of the past, the shadows it casts on people's lives in the present. Many of our best books are nurtured by the history and the life of this province, but they spring into literature roughly in proportion to their applications and their immemorial responses to the human condition.

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David Carpenter began writing as a translator and critic, but in the mid-1980s he turned to writing fiction. He is the author of four novels, three collections of short fiction, one book of poems, and three works of literary nonfiction. His most recent books have won more than a dozen literary awards, among which are the Independent Booksellers (NYC) Silver Medal for short fiction ( Welcome to Canada ), the Saskatchewan Book Awards' "Book of the Year" ( A Hunter's Confession, and recently nominated The Gold ), the National CODE Award ( The Education of Augie Merasty ), and the prestigious Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence.

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David Carpenter

David Carpenter, a former university teacher, is a fiction writer and essayist. Courting Saskatchewan, won the Saskatchewan Book Award for nonfiction in 1997. In 2000 he published his first book of poetry, Trout Stream Creed.
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