A Short History of Indians in Canada

Acclaimed author Thomas King is in fabulous, fantastical form in this bestselling short story collection.

Author: Thomas King

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780002006163

Category: Bible

Page: 250

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Acclaimed author Thomas King is in fabulous, fantastical form in this bestselling short story collection. From the surreal migrations of the title story to the misadventures of Coyote in the modern world and the chaos of a baby's unexpected arrival by airmail, King's tales are deft, hilarious and provocative. A National Post and Quill & Quire bestseller, and an Amazon.ca Top Pick for 2005, A Short History of Indians in Canada is a comic tour de force.

The English Short Story in Canada

Representative Short Story Cycles of the 20th Century: Studies in a Literary Genre. The Hague: Mouton. Irvine, Dean, ed. 2005. ... _____. 2005. “A Short History of Indians in Canada.” A Short History of Indians in Canada, 1–4.

Author: Reingard M. Nischik

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476668590

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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In 2013, the Nobel Prize for Literature was for the first time awarded to a short story writer, and to a Canadian, Alice Munro. The award focused international attention on a genre that had long been thriving in Canada, particularly since the 1960s. This book traces the development and highlights of the English-language Canadian short story from the late 19th century up to the present. The history as well as the theoretical approaches to the genre are covered, with in-depth examination of exemplary stories by prominent writers such as Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro.

The Routledge Introduction to the Canadian Short Story

His stories, collected in One Good Story, That One (1993) and A Short History of Indians in Canada (2005), appeal to the reader not only aesthetically but also because of their extraordinary diversity and originality.

Author: Maria Löschnigg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000816419

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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This volume aims to introduce undergraduates, graduates, and general readers to the diversity and richness of Canadian short story writing and to the narrative potential of short fiction in general. Addressing a wide spectrum of forms and themes, the book will familiarise readers with the development and cultural significance of Canadian short fiction from the early 19th century to the present. A strong focus will be on the rich reservoir of short fiction produced in the past four decades and the way in which it has responded to the anxieties and crises of our time. Drawing on current critical debates, each chapter will highlight the interrelations between Canadian short fiction and historical and socio-cultural developments. Case studies will zoom in on specific thematic or aesthetic issues in an exemplary manner. The Routledge Introduction to the Canadian Short Story will provide an accessible and comprehensive overview ideal for students and general readers interested in the multifaceted and thriving medium of the short story in Canada.

Humor in Contemporary Native North American Literature

Thomas King's " A Short History of Indians in Canada " juxtaposes concepts and terminologies from vastly disparate fields — ornithology and Native cultures in a contemporary urban setting . In realistic mode , the story introduces Bob ...

Author: Eva Gruber

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571132574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Encompassing view of humor in recent Native North American literature, with particular focus on Native self-image and identity.

Travelling Knowledges

... against Thomas King's "historical" story featuring Indians "generally": the wording of the title "A Short History of Indians in Canada" right away insinuates his ironic take on the topic, not only because of the stereotypical naming ...

Author: Renate Eigenbrod

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 0887553893

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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In the context of de/colonization, the boundary between an Aboriginal text and the analysis by a non-Aboriginal outsider poses particular challenges often constructed as unbridgeable. Eigenbrod argues that politically correct silence is not the answer but instead does a disservice to the literature that, like all literature, depends on being read, taught, and disseminated in various ways. In Travelling Knowledges, Eigenbrod suggests decolonizing strategies when approaching Aboriginal texts as an outsider and challenges conventional notions of expertise. She concludes that literatures of colonized peoples have to be read ethically, not only without colonial impositions of labels but also with the responsibility to read beyond the text or, in Lee Maracle's words, to become "the architect of great social transformation." Features the works of: Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan), Louise Halfe (Cree), Margo Kane (Saulteaux/Cree), Maurice Kenny (Mohawk), Thomas King (Cherokee, living in Canada), Emma LaRocque (Cree/Metis), Lee Maracle (Sto: lo/Metis), Ruby Slipperjack (Anishnaabe), Lorne Simon (Miikmaq), Richard Wagamese (Anishnaabe), and Emma Lee Warrior (Peigan)

Double Voicing the Canadian Short Story

One Good Story, That One. Toronto: HarperCollins, 1993. ——. “A Short History of Indians in Canada.” A Short History of Indians in Canada 1–4. ——. A Short History of Indians in Canada. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2005. ——.

Author: Laurie Kruk

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776623249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Double-Voicing the Canadian Short Story is the first comparative study of eight internationally and nationally acclaimed writers of short fiction: Sandra Birdsell, Timothy Findley, Jack Hodgins, Thomas King, Alistair MacLeod, Olive Senior, Carol Shields and Guy Vanderhaeghe. With the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature going to Alice Munro, the “master of the contemporary short story,” this art form is receiving the recognition that has been its due and—as this book demonstrates—Canadian writers have long excelled in it. From theme to choice of narrative perspective, from emphasis on irony, satire and parody to uncovering the multiple layers that make up contemporary Canadian English, the short story provides a powerful vehicle for a distinctively Canadian “double-voicing”. The stories discussed here are compelling reflections on our most intimate roles and relationships and Kruk offers a thoughtful juxtaposition of themes of gender, mothers and sons, family storytelling, otherness in Canada and the politics of identity to name but a few. As a multi-author study, Double-Voicing the Canadian Short Story is broad in scope and its readings are valuable to Canadian literature as a whole, making the book of interest to students of Canadian literature or the short story, and to readers of both.


Literary Value Cultural Power

His story , A Short History of Indians in Canada ' , from which he has allowed me to quote , develops a complex voice that criticises , laments , horrifies and yet gives hope in the humour . The story involves Bob Haynie , a businessman ...

Author: Lynette Hunter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719061820

Category: Art

Page: 174

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Hunter examines the marginalised verbal arts, written and spoken texts that don't fit the conventional patterns, such as e-mail, letters, diaries, writing and speaking from the Black diaspora, women's writing and electronic texts.

The Canadian Short Story

Canadian Literature 124/125 ( Spring / Summer 1990 ) : 243-53 . Canton , Jeffrey . " Coyote Lives : Thomas King . " In The Power to Bend Spoons : Interviews with Canadian Novelists , ed . ... A Short History of Indians in Canada .

Author: Reingard M. Nischik

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571131270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 442

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Beginning in the 1890s, reaching its first full realization by modernist writers in the 1920s, and brought to its heyday during the Canadian Renaissance starting in the 1960s, the short story has become Canada's flagship genre. It continues to attract the country's most accomplished and innovative writers today, among them Margaret Atwood, Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro, Clark Blaise, and many others. Yet in contrast to the stature and popularity of the genre and the writers who partake in it, surprisingly little literary criticism has been devoted to the Canadian short story. This book redresses that imbalance by providing the first collection of critical interpretations of thirty well-known and often-anthologized Canadian short stories from the genre's beginnings through the twentieth century. A historical survey of the genre introduces the volume and a timeline comparing the genre's development in Canada, the US, and Great Britain completes it. Geared both to specialists in and students of Canadian literature, the volume is of particular benefit to the latter because it provides not only a collection of interpretations, but a comprehensive introduction to the history of the Canadian short story. Contributors: Reingard M. Nischik, Martina Seifert, Heinz Antor, Julia Breitbach, Konrad Gross, Paul Goetsch, Dieter Meindl, Nina Kück, Stefan Ferguson, Rudolf Bader, Fabienne C. Quennet, Martin Kuester, Jutta Zimmermann, Silvia Mergenthal, Caroline Rosenthal, Wolfgang Klooss, Lothar Hönnighausen, Heinz Ickstadt, Gordon Bölling, Christina Strobel, Waldemar Zacharasiewicz, Maria and Martin Löschnigg, Nadja Gernalzick, Eva Gruber, Brigitte Glaser, Georgiana Banita. Reingard M. Nischik is Professor and Chair of American Literature at the University of Constance, Germany.

Thomas King

And in “A Seat in the Garden,” a Native man constantly haunts a garden, yet remains a spectral, untouchable figure.20 In a pair of stories in A Short History of Indians in Canada (2005), we find animals that all of a sudden massively ...

Author: Eva Gruber

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571134352

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 376

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A comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the work of one of the foremost Native North American writers and his reception and influence.