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ISBN:
092049305X
Author:
John Metcalf
Language:
English
Publisher:
Red Kite Press; First Edition edition (1988)
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104 pages
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Metcalf was born in Carlisle, England on 12 November 1938.

Metcalf was born in Carlisle, England on 12 November 1938. His father, Thomas Metcalf, was a clergyman and his mother, Gladys Moore Metcalf, was a teacher. Metcalf immigrated to Canada in 1962. It was in Canada that he began to write. In 1975 he married Myrna Teitlebaum and now lives with her in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Canadian literature has been created in Canadian English, Canadian French, and Canadian Gaelic, and more recently by First Nations and immigrants of other ancestral backgrounds. Influences on Canadian writers are broad, both geographically and historically, representing Canada's diversity in culture and region.

What is a Canadian literature? by. Metcalf, John, 1938-. Canadian literature, Canadian literature (English), Authors, Canadian (English), Littérature canadienne-anglaise, Écrivains canadiens-anglais, Literatur. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by as on January 27, 2012.

What Is A Canadian Literature? book.

Metcalf's polemical writings on art and culture are collected in Kicking Against the Pricks (1982) and Freedom From Culture: Selected Essays (1994); What Is a Canadian Literature? (1988) questions the relevance of the Canadian literary canon

Metcalf's polemical writings on art and culture are collected in Kicking Against the Pricks (1982) and Freedom From Culture: Selected Essays (1994); What Is a Canadian Literature? (1988) questions the relevance of the Canadian literary canon.

Canadian literature has been created in Canadian English, Canadian French, and . Influences on Canadian writers are broad, both geographically and historically, representing Canada's diversity in culture. All books it contained were moved to the Canadian parliament in Montreal when the two Canadas, lower and upper, were united. On April 25, 1849, a dramatic event occurred: the Canadian parliament was burned by furious people along with thousands of French Canadian books and a few hundred of English books.

John Metcalf is also the real name of Blind Jack. "John Metcalf is also the real name of Blind Jack. Born in Carlisle, England he was educated at Bristol University, receiving his BA in 1960 and a Certificate in Education in 1961. He moved to Montreal in 1962 to teach high school. In 1970 he became a Canadian citizen.

John Metcalf has been the leading student, scholar, writer and champion of the Canadian short story for more than five decades. In his new critical book, The Canadian Short Story, he sifts and sorts through a lifetime of reading, writing and thinking about the short story in this country, and where it fits within the larger currents of world literature, offering up the most authoritative and important book on the subject to date.

What Is Canadian Literature? . John Metcalf's early work is characterized by a clean, spare prose, a refusal to pronounce judgment on the behavior of his characters, and a flair for the bizarre and eccentric

What Is Canadian Literature? Guelph, Ontario, Red Kite Press, 1988. Acts of Kindness and of Love. John Metcalf's early work is characterized by a clean, spare prose, a refusal to pronounce judgment on the behavior of his characters, and a flair for the bizarre and eccentric. In the novella-length story "The Lady Who Sold Furniture," for example, the reader is presented with what seems a normal situation. The eponymous lady, Jeanne, a housekeeper with a young daughter, is having an affair with a schoolteacher, one of the boarders named Peter. The first hint that something may be wrong comes when two detectives turn up asking for the woman's whereabouts.

But more than a critical book, The Canadian Short Story is a love-letter to the form, a passionate defense of the best of our literature, and a championing of those books and writers most often over-looked.

No other person has done more to celebrate and encourage the short story in Canada than John Metcalf. But more than a critical book, The Canadian Short Story is a love-letter to the form, a passionate defense of the best of our literature, and a championing of those books and writers most often over-looked.