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Speculative fictions [electronic resource] : contemporary Canadian novelists and the writing of history / Herb Wyile.

By: Wyile, Herb, 1961-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 316 p.) : ill., ports.ISBN: 9780773523159 (alk. paper); 0773523154 (alk. paper); 9780773569898 (electronic bk.); 0773569898 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Historical fiction, Canadian -- History and criticism | Canadian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Novelists, Canadian -- 20th century | Literature and history -- Canada -- History -- 20th century | Historical fiction, Canadian (English) -- History and criticism | Canadian fiction (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Novelists, Canadian (English) -- 20th century | Roman historique canadien-anglais -- Histoire et critique | Roman canadien-anglais -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Romanciers canadiens-anglais -- 20e si�ecle | Literatur | Geschichte <Motiv> | Kanada | LITERARY CRITICISM / American / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Speculative fictions.DDC classification: C813/.08109054 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
History, theory, and the contemporary Canadian historical novel -- Historical sites -- The content of the form : textual strategies -- Speculating in fiction : commodity culture and the crisis of historicity -- Period piece.
Review: "Herb Wyile provides a comparative analysis of the historical concerns and textual strategies of twenty novels published since the appearance of Rudy Wiebe's groundbreaking The Temptations of Big Bear in 1973. Drawing on the work of theorists and critics such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Fredric Jameson, and Linda Hutcheon, Speculative Fictions examines the nature of these novels' engagement with Canadian history, historiography, and the writing of historical fiction. Wyile concludes that the writing of history in English-Canadian fiction over the last thirty years makes a substantial contribution to a revisioning of history and to a postcolonial renegotiation of Canadian society"--Book jkt.
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History, theory, and the contemporary Canadian historical novel -- Historical sites -- The content of the form : textual strategies -- Speculating in fiction : commodity culture and the crisis of historicity -- Period piece.

"Herb Wyile provides a comparative analysis of the historical concerns and textual strategies of twenty novels published since the appearance of Rudy Wiebe's groundbreaking The Temptations of Big Bear in 1973. Drawing on the work of theorists and critics such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Fredric Jameson, and Linda Hutcheon, Speculative Fictions examines the nature of these novels' engagement with Canadian history, historiography, and the writing of historical fiction. Wyile concludes that the writing of history in English-Canadian fiction over the last thirty years makes a substantial contribution to a revisioning of history and to a postcolonial renegotiation of Canadian society"--Book jkt.

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