This Is Our Writing

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Author/collaborator
Title
This Is Our Writing
Abstract
In a sequence of eleven interlocking personal essays, the author explores living a "writerly life" in Canada at the end of the twentieth century. In the essays he asks, what is best in what has been written in English by Canadians in the twentieth century? He examines selected works of some writers whose accomplishments, he contends, need serious revaluation. What are the real achievements of Robertson Davies, Carole Corbeil, Mavis Gallant, Mordecai Richler, Hugh Hood, Leonard Cohen and George Grant, among others? The author argues that his essays are for readers who have always known in their heart of hearts that Robertson Davies was an egregious windbag and that underneath the inspired silliness of their carefully contrived and managed public images, Mordecai Richler and Leonard Cohen have produced three of the most intelligent novels we have.
Place
Erin, ON
Publisher
Porcupine's Quill
Date
2000
Language
en
Notes

With photographs by Gabor Szilasi.

Citation
Rigelhof, T. F. This Is Our Writing. Erin, ON: Porcupine’s Quill, 2000.
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