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Mazo De La Roche

Mazo De La Roche

by Joan Givner
     
 

Mazo de la Roche leaped to prominence as one of the most successful writers of the 20th century when the first novel in her Whiteoaks of Jalna series won the Atlantic Monthly prize in 1927. The award was hailed not only as a triumph for de la Roche but as marking the coming of age of Canadian literature. In this insightful biography, Joan Givner recovers the hidden

Overview

Mazo de la Roche leaped to prominence as one of the most successful writers of the 20th century when the first novel in her Whiteoaks of Jalna series won the Atlantic Monthly prize in 1927. The award was hailed not only as a triumph for de la Roche but as marking the coming of age of Canadian literature. In this insightful biography, Joan Givner recovers the hidden life of Mazo de la Roche, revealing her genius for producing undemanding yet titillating narratives that grew out of an adolescent daydream. Givner argues that although critics balked at the Gothic excesses of de la Roche's plots and the sexually bizarre adventures of her characters—which they saw as products of the feverish imagination of an unmarried woman with little experience—her fictions were, indeed, firmly rooted in her own experience. This work will appeal to all the many Jalna fan worldwide, and to lovers of biographies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195407051
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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About the Author:
Joan Givner is Professor of English at the University of Regina and editor of the Wascana Review. Her widely acclaimed biography of Katherine Anne Porter was listed by The New York Times as one of the outstanding books of 1982. She is also the author of two volmes of short stories: Tentacles of Unreason and Unfortunate Incidents.

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