This study of the work of Alice Munro focuses on her obsession with mothering, relating it to the hallucinatory quality of her magic realism. A bizarre collection of clowning mothers parade across the pages of Munro's fiction, playing practical jokes, performing stunts, and dressing in thrift shop disguises that recycle vintage literary images. Paying close attention to their mimicries, Magdalene Redekop studies this parade with the aim of gaining increased understanding of Munro's evolving comic vision. As the outlines of her aesthetic are delineated, it becomes clear that it involves a new way of looking at autobiography and a new way of looking at narrative sequence. This book should be of interest to students and lecturers of literature, particularly Canadian literature and women's studies.
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"Huron County modesty threatens, but I will spare you. To be read so lovingly and attentively and intelligently is a joy -- that's all there is to it" (Alice Munro, letter to Magdalene Redekop, October, 1992).
"In a brilliant pioneering study, Magdalene Redekop outlines the precise patterns of compassion and ironic distancing in Munro's stories" (Harold Bloom in 'Alice Munro: Bloom's Modern Critical Views', 2009).
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Descripción U.S.A.: Other, 1992. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. 11852 Language: eng Language: eng. Nº de ref. de la librería BU1800-C
Descripción Other, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0415010985
Descripción Other, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110415010985