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Giving Canada a literary history [electronic resource] : a memoir / by Carl F. Klinck ; edited with an introduction by Sandra Djwa.

By: Klinck, Carl F, 1908-1990.
Contributor(s): Djwa, Sandra, 1939-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [Ottawa, Ont.] : Carleton University Press for the University of Western Ontario, 1991Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 228 p.).ISBN: 0886291623; 9780886291624; 9780773573765 (electronic bk.); 0773573763 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Klinck, Carl F., 1908-1990 | Literary historians -- Canada -- Biography | Canadian literature (English) -- History and criticism | Klinck, Carl F., 1908-1990 | Litt�erature canadienne-anglaise -- Histoire et critique | Historiens de la litt�erature -- Canada -- Histoire et critique | Literatur | Geschichte (1930-1990) | Erlebnisbericht | Kanada | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary | LITERARY CRITICISM / American / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Giving Canada a literary history.DDC classification: C810.9/00092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Early Years: 1908-28 -- 2. Columbia and Toronto -- 3. Waterloo and Europe -- 4. Wilfred Campbell -- 5. Laying the Foundations -- 6. Research into the Literature of the Canadas -- 7. Canadian Anthology -- 8. Literary History of Canada -- 9. Canadian Writers and the New Canadian Library -- 10. Later Research -- 11. The 1970s and Retirement.
Summary: In Giving Canada a Literary History, Carl Klinck combines his autobiography with a history of the development of Canadian Literature as a serious field of study. When he set out to find out the "facts," he did so because he was convinced that "Our national soul is hidden within us, in what we are, in our expression of ourselves, in our literature." Indeed, the present strong state of the discipline is largely the result of Carl Klinck's efforts to establish a canon and to provide the basic tools of study through his own publications and through collaborative efforts with other scholars. He believed that the work he had undertaken was a "patriotic duty," and his role in the creation of student texts, editions of classic works, and especially, The Literary History of Canada made him the principal architect of the systematic scholarship that has emerged in Canada since the early 1960s.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-216) and index.

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1. Early Years: 1908-28 -- 2. Columbia and Toronto -- 3. Waterloo and Europe -- 4. Wilfred Campbell -- 5. Laying the Foundations -- 6. Research into the Literature of the Canadas -- 7. Canadian Anthology -- 8. Literary History of Canada -- 9. Canadian Writers and the New Canadian Library -- 10. Later Research -- 11. The 1970s and Retirement.

In Giving Canada a Literary History, Carl Klinck combines his autobiography with a history of the development of Canadian Literature as a serious field of study. When he set out to find out the "facts," he did so because he was convinced that "Our national soul is hidden within us, in what we are, in our expression of ourselves, in our literature." Indeed, the present strong state of the discipline is largely the result of Carl Klinck's efforts to establish a canon and to provide the basic tools of study through his own publications and through collaborative efforts with other scholars. He believed that the work he had undertaken was a "patriotic duty," and his role in the creation of student texts, editions of classic works, and especially, The Literary History of Canada made him the principal architect of the systematic scholarship that has emerged in Canada since the early 1960s.

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Giving Canada a literary history by Klinck, Carl F., ©1991
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