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Ernest Buckler

by Marta DvoÅák | 14 September 2001
Hardback
Category: Literary Biography
Synopsis
Margaret Atwood called Ernest Buckler "one of the pathbreakers for the modern Canadian novel," yet he has slipped into relative obscurity. This new book by Marta DvoÅák, Ernest Buckler: Rediscovery and Reassessment breaks new ground in Canadian literary studies by analyzing some of Buckler's works that have remained unknown or unexplored by critics, and by addressing the formalistic innovations of these texts. It allows a general readership to discover -- and an international specialized readership to reassess -- the wide, even eclectic scope of an author best known for his first novel, The Mountain and the Valley. Marta DvoÅák situates Buckler firmly within his cultural and intellectual environment. She argues the importance of his connections with Emerson and the American transcendental milieu, and demonstrates his links with Romantics such as Schopenhauer and Shelley and modernists like Joyce, Faulkner, and Mansfield, as well as intellectuals from Aristotle to Aquinas. She explores his philosophical vision and his complex, adventurous relationship with language. Extracts from Buckler's published and unpublished material juxtaposed with those from a wide range of writers (from Henry James to Foucault) offer new illuminating perspectives. The progressive structure of the book will draw readers in to discussions on shared concerns: the nostalgia for a vanished past, the relationship between family and community, the rural and the urban, or the questioning of, and coming to terms with, ethics and the social fabric of today's rapidly changing technological horizon in which traditional values are eroding.
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Synopsis
Margaret Atwood called Ernest Buckler "one of the pathbreakers for the modern Canadian novel," yet he has slipped into relative obscurity. This new book by Marta DvoÅák, Ernest Buckler: Rediscovery and Reassessment breaks new ground in Canadian literary studies by analyzing some of Buckler's works that have remained unknown or unexplored by critics, and by addressing the formalistic innovations of these texts. It allows a general readership to discover -- and an international specialized readership to reassess -- the wide, even eclectic scope of an author best known for his first novel, The Mountain and the Valley. Marta DvoÅák situates Buckler firmly within his cultural and intellectual environment. She argues the importance of his connections with Emerson and the American transcendental milieu, and demonstrates his links with Romantics such as Schopenhauer and Shelley and modernists like Joyce, Faulkner, and Mansfield, as well as intellectuals from Aristotle to Aquinas. She explores his philosophical vision and his complex, adventurous relationship with language. Extracts from Buckler's published and unpublished material juxtaposed with those from a wide range of writers (from Henry James to Foucault) offer new illuminating perspectives. The progressive structure of the book will draw readers in to discussions on shared concerns: the nostalgia for a vanished past, the relationship between family and community, the rural and the urban, or the questioning of, and coming to terms with, ethics and the social fabric of today's rapidly changing technological horizon in which traditional values are eroding.
€91.70
275 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780889203549
Format - Hardback
Publisher -
Published - 14/09/2001
Categories - All, Books, Biography & True Crime, Biography, Literary Biography
No. of Pages - 287
Weight - 628
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 235
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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