Rudy Wiebe: Collected Stories, 1955-2010

Overview

For more than fifty years, Canadian literary legend Rudy Wiebe has been defining and refining prairie literature through his oeuvre of world-renowned novels, histories, essays, and short stories. He has introduced generations of readers far and wide to western Canadian Mennonite, aboriginal, and settler culture. Some say he wrote the book on historical prairie fiction. In fact, he's written quite a few. The University of Alberta Press is proud to publish the fifty short stories that Wiebe completed between 1955 ...
See more details below
Paperback
$35.22
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$39.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $3.88   
  • New (4) from $42.21   
  • Used (4) from $3.88   
Sending request ...

Overview

For more than fifty years, Canadian literary legend Rudy Wiebe has been defining and refining prairie literature through his oeuvre of world-renowned novels, histories, essays, and short stories. He has introduced generations of readers far and wide to western Canadian Mennonite, aboriginal, and settler culture. Some say he wrote the book on historical prairie fiction. In fact, he's written quite a few. The University of Alberta Press is proud to publish the fifty short stories that Wiebe completed between 1955 and 2010, including four previously unpublished stories. This is a must-have book for aficionados of great world literature, fans of prairie fiction, and Wiebe's faithful readers.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780888645401
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Series: CuRRents Series
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Literary icon Rudy Wiebe received the Governor General's Award for Fiction in 1973 for The Temptations of Big Bear and again in 1994 for A Discovery of Strangers. In 2004 he won the Charles Taylor Prize for his memoir, Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest. Wiebe is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction Thomas Wharton Wharton, Thomas

One Face to Face, Looking Northwest

Broken Arm 3

Where is the Voice Coming From? 22

Watch for Two Coyotes, Crossing 32

Along the Red Deer and the South Saskatchewan 52

The Year We Gave Away the Land 63

From Montreal, 1848 72

Games for Queen Victoria 75

A Night in Fort Pitt, or (if you prefer) The Only Perfect Communists in the World 94

The Fish Caught in the Battle River 107

Oolulik 116

Dialogue at an Exhibition 133

The Naming of Albert Johnson 142

Two So Much to Remember

After Thirty Years of Marriage 156

Sailing to Danzig 167

All On Their Knees 178

The Power 191

Tudor King 197

Scrapbook 204

The House Smashers 210

Lake Isle of Innisfree 213

They Just Won't Believe 216

Growing Up in Rosebud 221

The Darkness Inside the Mountain 224

Speaking Saskatchewan 231

Chinook Christmas 235

Three Parallel Realities

The Angel of the Tar Sands 248

Seeing is Believing 252

Millstone for the Sun's Day 267

Did Jesus Ever Laugh? 276

Believing is Not Seeing 292

Life Story 310

Crash 312

Urn Burial 314

A History of the New World 316

Bluecoats on the Sacred Hill of the Wild Peas 321

In the Ear of the Beholder 330

The Blindman River Contradictions 346

Four Now and Wherever

Shadow of a Rock 358

The Shells of the Ocean 367

An Indication of Burning 379

The Good Maker 398

There's a Muddy Road 408

Sleeping (Uneasily) with Franz Kafka 420

Home for Night 435

Except God, Who Already Knows 442

Bears, All the Time Bears 458

Someday Soon, Before Tomorrow 462

The Funny Money of 1980 472

The Oil Capitals of Canada 476

Finally, the Frozen Ocean 485

Appendix Predestined 513

Selected Bibliography 519

About the Author 527

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)