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Ernest Buckler

by Marta DvoÅák | 14 September 2001
Hardback
Category: Literary Biography
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 Extracts from Buckler's published and unpublished material juxtaposed with those from a wide range of writers (from Henry James to Foucault) offer new illuminating perspectives.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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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.
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
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275 Reward Points

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

€91.70
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery
275 Reward Points

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

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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.

Product Details

Ernest Buckler

ISBN9780889203549

FormatHardback

Publisher (14 September. 2001)

No. of Pages287

Weight628

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 238 x 162