The Modern-Realist Movement in English-Canadian Fiction, 1919-1950

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Title
The Modern-Realist Movement in English-Canadian Fiction, 1919-1950
Abstract
The author provides an examination of realism in English-Canadian fiction of the early twentieth century. He argues for the existence of a "modern-realist" movement that is Canada's unique and unacknowledged contribution to the collection of international movements that makes up literary modernism. In a chapter titled "Manifesto for a Modern Realism: The Canadian Bookman and the Canadian Forum of the 1920s", the author points out the significance of the 1920s in Canadian literary development by examining the forgotten debates about modern writing that occurred in the two most important Canadian literary magazines of the decade: the Canadian Bookman and The Canadian Forum. The founding editor of the Canadian Bookman was the British-born B.K. Sandwell (1876-1954), who moved to Montreal from Toronto in 1904 where he worked for the Montreal Herald until 1911 and then the Montreal Financial Times until 1919, when he became a professor at McGill University. The first issue of the Canadian Bookman appeared in January 1919. The Bookman and the Forum were literary rivals, with the Bookman accused of being little more than the mouth-piece for the Canadian Authors Association.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2003
# of Pages
xi-512p.
Language
en
URL
Citation
Hill, Colin. “The Modern-Realist Movement in English-Canadian Fiction, 1919-1950.” PhD dissertation, McGill University, 2003. http://digitool.Library.McGill.CA:80/R/-?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=19471&silo_library=GEN01.
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