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Author Creelman, David Craig, 1962-
Title Setting in the east : Maritime realist fiction / David Creelman.
Imprint Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2003]

Author Creelman, David Craig, 1962-
Subject Canadian fiction -- Maritime Provinces -- History and criticism.
Authors, Canadian -- Homes and haunts -- Maritime Provinces.
Canadian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Realism in literature.
Maritime Provinces -- Intellectual life.
Maritime Provinces -- In literature.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 247 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index.
Contents Approaching the East: Transformations, Ideology, and Realism -- Realism with Reservations: Frank Parker Day, Hugh MacLennan, and Thomas Head Raddall -- Between Realism and Nostalgia: Charles Bruce -- Conservative Laments: Ernest Buckler -- Writing in the Dusk: Alden Nowlan and Alistair MacLeod -- Hard Bargains: David Adams Richards -- Breaking Silence: Smyth, Bauer, Wilson, Corey, Coady, Bruneau, and MacDonald -- Diverging Streams: Fiction at the End of the Century -- Realism's Wake: A Conclusion.
Summary "In Setting in the East David Creelman examines the works of Maritime writers between 1920 and 2000 and traces the way Maritime fiction has been shaped by the region's history and culture. The emergence of a realist style in Maritime fiction corresponded with a dramatic period of economic and cultural disruption during which the Maritime provinces were transformed from one of Canada's most developed, prosperous, and promising regions into one characterized by chronic underemployment and underdevelopment. The Maritime region is thus torn between its memory of an earlier, more prosperous and traditional social order and its present experience as a less fortunate modern industrial society. These tensions are embedded in the Maritime character and have affected not only the lives of its people but the imaginations and texts of its writers."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773570740 (electronic bk.)
0773570748 (electronic bk.)
0773524789 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 123470261
Additional Format Print version: Creelman, David Craig, 1962- Setting in the east. Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2003 (DLC) 2004381584

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