By Brenda Beckman-Long
Throughout her literary and significant profession, Canadian author Carol Shields (1935–2003) resisted basic categorization. Her novels are stylish puzzles that confront the reader with the anomaly of which means and narrative, but their place inside Shields’ serious feminist venture has, in the past, been obscured.
In Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic, Brenda Beckman-Long illuminates that undertaking throughout the examine of Shields’ broad oeuvre, together with her fiction and feedback. Beckman-Long brings intensity to her research via shut readings of six novels, together with the award-winning The Stone Diaries. Elliptical, open-ended, and anxious with ladies writing approximately ladies, those novels demonstrate Shields’ critique of dominant masculine discourses and her deep engagement with the lengthy culture of women’s lifestyles writing. Beckman-Long’s unique archival study attests to Shields’ preoccupation with the altering efforts of waves of feminist activism and writing.
A a lot wanted reappraisal of Shields’s leading edge paintings, Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic contributes to the scholarship on lifestyles writing and autobiography, literary feedback, and feminist and important theory.
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