The English Short Story in Canada: From the Dawn of Modernism to the 2013 Nobel Prize
by Reingard M. Nischik
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.
Print ISBN: 978-1-4766-6859-8; Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2807-3; price: $39.95; order at the publisher