The Wild Rose Anthology of Alberta Prose

Overview

The first multi-genre historical anthology of Alberta writing since 1979, The Wild Rose Anthology of Alberta Prose collects twentieth-century short fiction, excerpts from novels, and non-fiction. This anthology explores what writers-past and present-can tell us about what it means to be Albertan-and Canadian. Each piece is preceded by an introduction with a literary biography and critical discussion of the selection that situates the piece within the author's overall repertoire....

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Overview

The first multi-genre historical anthology of Alberta writing since 1979, The Wild Rose Anthology of Alberta Prose collects twentieth-century short fiction, excerpts from novels, and non-fiction. This anthology explores what writers-past and present-can tell us about what it means to be Albertan-and Canadian. Each piece is preceded by an introduction with a literary biography and critical discussion of the selection that situates the piece within the author's overall repertoire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552380796
  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 1,035,832
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Cultural historian George Melnyk teaches Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary. He is also author of the two-volume Literary History of Alberta.

Tamara Palmer Seiler is an interdisciplinary scholar who teaches Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary. She has written widely on the impact of immigration and ethnic diversity on Canadian culture and, in particular, on Canadian literature. She has co-authored two books on the history of Alberta.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Origin of the buffalo 3
Old Indian trails 9
The trade 17
Letters from a lady rancher 55
The forest 71
Sons of the soil 87
In due season 103
Willowdale 115
The broken globe 127
Hungry hills 139
The winter Helen dropped by 153
Kleo 171
The woman who got on at Jasper station 189
And the four animals 197
Men for the mountains 201
Icefields 209
Did Jesus ever laugh? 219
Between men 235
Pourin' down rain 253
Ralphie at the races 265
Obasan 279
Alibi 289
Bail skippers and bacchants 299
Bloodlines 311
Chorus of mushrooms 321
Deerfoot and friends 339
Since Daisy Creek 365
Compatriots 387
Green grass, running water 399
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