Alice Munro Writing Her LivesAlice Munro Writing Her Lives



This is the book about one of the world’s great authors, Alice Munro, which shows how her life and her stories intertwine.

Author: Robert Thacker

Publisher: Emblem Editions

ISBN: 9780771084683

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This is the book about one of the world’s great authors, Alice Munro, which shows how her life and her stories intertwine. For almost thirty years Robert Thacker has been researching this book, steeping himself in Alice Munro’s life and work, working with her co-operation to make it complete. The result is a feast of information for Alice Munro’s admirers everywhere. By following “the parallel tracks” of Alice Munro’s life and Alice Munro’s texts, he gives a thorough and revealing account of both her life and work. “There is always a starting point in reality,” she once said of her stories, and this book reveals just how often her stories spring from her life. The book is chronological, starting with her pioneer ancestors, but with special attention paid to her parents and to her early days growing up poor in Wingham. Then all of her life stages — the marriage to Jim Munro, the move to Vancouver, then to Victoria to start the bookstore, the three daughters, the divorce, the return to Huron County, and the new life with Gerry Fremlin — leading to the triumphs as, story by story, book by book, she gains fame around the world, until rumours of a Nobel Prize circulate . . .

Reading Alice Munro 1973 2013Reading Alice Munro 1973 2013



Altogether, this book encompasses the whole trajectory of Munro's critical presence while offering a singularly informed retrospective perspective.

Author: Robert Thacker

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ISBN: 1552388395

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In Reading Alice Munro, 1973-2013, the world's leading Munro scholar offers a critical overview of Alice Munro and her writing spanning forty years. Beginning with a newly written overarching introduction, featuring directive interleaved commentaries addressing chronology and contexts, ending with encompassing afterword, this collection provides a selection of essays and reviews that reflect their times and tell the story of Munro's emergence and recognition as an internationally acclaimed writer since the 1970s. Acknowledging her beginnings and her persistence as a writer of increasingly exceptional short stories, and just short stories, it treats her career through Thacker's criticism up to her fourteenth collection, Dear Life (2012), and to the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Altogether, this book encompasses the whole trajectory of Munro's critical presence while offering a singularly informed retrospective perspective.

Alice MunroAlice Munro



This book explores Munro's work from a full range of critical perspectives, focussing on three of her most popular and important published collections: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (2001), Runaway (2004), and her ...

Author: Robert Thacker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474231008

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The awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to the Canadian writer Alice Munro in 2013 confirmed her position as a master of the short story form. This book explores Munro's work from a full range of critical perspectives, focussing on three of her most popular and important published collections: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (2001), Runaway (2004), and her final collection Dear Life (2012). With chapters written by the world's leading critics of Munro's work, the short story form and contemporary Canadian writing, this book explores such themes as love and marriage, sex, fate, gender and humor in her writings as well as her approaches to narrative form and autobiography. In these three late collections Munro sharply articulates, again and again, the mysteries of being itself.

Lives of Mothers DaughtersLives of Mothers Daughters



So this book is not only a fascinating biography of Alice Munro, it also provides an informative commentary to the stories we all know. But Sheila Munro goes further.

Author: Sheila Munro

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110840720

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“So much of what I think I know – and I think I know more about my mother’s life than almost any daughter could know – is refracted through the prism of her writing. Such is the power of her fiction that sometimes it even feels as though I’m living inside an Alice Munro story.” The millions of people around the world who read Alice Munro’s work are enthralled by her insight into the human heart. Consider, then, what it would be like to have a mother who was so all-knowing. Worse, if that mother were world-famous as you were growing up and trying to make your own way as a writer, while you yourself followed in her footsteps, raising a family and trying to write on the side. That is Sheila Munro’s dilemma, and it gives this book special fascination for anyone interested in their own relationship with their own mother, or their own daughter. This book is, in effect, an intimate, affectionate biography of Alice Munro. It describes in a way that only a close relative could, the details of the family background. We follow the family history from the Laidlaws who left Scotland in the early 19th century, to Alice Munro’s birth in 1931, her early years and marriage all the way to the current family, including Alice Munro’s grandchildren. One of the many fascinations of the book is that faithful readers of Alice’s work – and are there any other kind? – will find constant echoes of settings, situations, and characters that occur in her fiction. So this book is not only a fascinating biography of Alice Munro, it also provides an informative commentary to the stories we all know. But Sheila Munro goes further. As a writer growing up in the shadow of a writing mother, she’s able to write frankly and personally about being a daughter and about being a writer. With the publication of this book – richly embellished with scores of family photographs – Sheila Munro has established herself as a skilled and successful author in her own right. • Includes dozens of fascinating Munro family snapshots scattered throughout the text • Full of real-life details that will fascinate any Alice Munro fan

Alice MunroAlice Munro



When Lottar re-enters the previous identity, she can hardly speak her own language. ... Alice Munro: Writing her lives: A biography.

Author: Mirosława Buchholtz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319240619

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The book offers a new approach to the study of Alice Munro's fiction. Its innovative quality consists in juxtaposing a variety of literary analyses of selected stories with two other ways of looking at her fiction: the perspectives of film adaptation and of pedagogy. The book is divided into three parts which mirror the key words in the title: understanding, adapting and teaching. Part One consists of four articles on various aspects of Munro's short fiction from a literary perspective. Part Two - four essays - addresses editing and film adaptations of Munro's stories (both television and feature films). Part Three consists of an essay on didactic aspects of Munro's fiction and of several interviews with teachers of Canadian literature who have included stories by Munro in their syllabi.

Lives of Girls and WomenLives of Girls and Women



The only novel from bestselling author Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Catching frogs, grazing knees, singing songs to save England from Hitler - that was childhood for Del Jordan, and now she's impatient for more.

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473521469

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The only novel from bestselling author Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Catching frogs, grazing knees, singing songs to save England from Hitler - that was childhood for Del Jordan, and now she's impatient for more. More than she can find in the encyclopedias sold by her mother, or in the half-understood innuendos dispensed by best friend Naomi, or in the whispers of boys during Friday night dances. Just like the girls in the movies, she wants to get started on real life. In her only novel, Alice Munro turns her eye to the frustrations, embarrassments, glee and bewilderment of adolescence, and to the brushes with sex, death, violence and birth that shape the lives of girls and women. 'I am the perfect audience for her brand of quiet, seething feminism' Lena Dunham 'Superb' Independent 'In Munro's work, nothing can be predicted. Emotions erupt. Preconceptions crumble. Surprises proliferate' Margaret Atwood 'Exact and unflinching' Guardian 'She is one of the handful of writers, some living, most dead, whom I have in mind when I say that fiction is my religion' Jonathan Franzen

Alice Munro and the Anatomy of the Short StoryAlice Munro and the Anatomy of the Short Story



... volume on her work, Judith Miller's The Art of Alice Munro: Saying the Unsayable (1984), up to Robert Thacker's biography Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives ...

Author: Oriana Palusci

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527507005

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Alice Munro has devoted her entire career to the short story form in her fourteen collections, having won the Nobel Prize in Literature “as master of the contemporary short story”. This edited volume investigates her art as a storyteller, the processes she performs on the contemporary short story genre in her creative anatomical theatre. Divided into five topical sections, it is a collection of scholarly chapters which offer textual insights into a single story, compare two or more texts, or casts a more panoramic view on Munro’s literary production, embracing stories from her first collection Dance of the Happy Shades to her last published Dear Life. Through different critical approaches that range from post-structuralism to cultural studies, from linguistics and rhetorical analyses to translation studies, the authors insist on the concept that no fixed patterns prevail in her short stories, as Munro has constantly developed, challenged, and revised existing modes of generic configuration, while discussing the fluidity, the elusiveness, the indeterminacy, the ambiguity of her superb writing.

Ethics and Affects in the Fiction of Alice MunroEthics and Affects in the Fiction of Alice Munro



While her protagonists are reluctant to acknowledge a mutual ... Robert Thacker, Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2005), ...

Author: Amelia DeFalco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319906447

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Ethics and Affects in the Fiction of Alice Munro explores the representation of embodied ethics and affects in Alice Munro’s writing. The collection illustrates how Munro’s short stories powerfully intersect with important theoretical trends in literary studies, including affect studies, ethical criticism, age studies, disability studies, animal studies, and posthumanism. These essays offer us an Alice Munro who is not the kindly Canadian icon reinforcing small-town verities who was celebrated and perpetuated in acts of national pedagogy with her Nobel Prize win; they ponder, instead, an edgier, messier Munro whose fictions of affective and ethical perplexities disturb rather than comfort. In Munro’s fiction, unruly embodiments and affects interfere with normative identity and humanist conventions of the human based on reason and rationality, destabilizing prevailing gender and sexual politics, ethical responsibilities, and affective economies. As these essays make clear, Munro’s fiction reminds us of the consequences of everyday affects and the extraordinary ordinariness of the ethical encounters we engage again and again.

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and ResearchingThe College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching



“Some Stories Have to Be Told by Me: A Literary History of Alice Munro. ... Author of critical biography on Munro, Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives, ...

Author: John Van Rys

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337514651

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Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one text with a rhetoric, a reader, a research guide, and a handbook for students at any skill level. Throughout the text, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing -- from voice to documentation -- and offer guidance for students' own papers. The sixth edition features fully refreshed sample essays, stronger instruction in argumentative writing, revamped activities and projects, and citation and documentation updates based on the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Alice Munro s Miraculous ArtAlice Munro s Miraculous Art



“Don't Take Her Word For It”: Autobiographical Approximation and Shame in Munro's ... of her oeuvre, and has thus observed in Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives ...

Author: Janice Fiamengo

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776624358

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Alice Munro’s Miraculous Art is a collection of sixteen original essays on Nobel laureate Alice Munro’s writings. The volume covers the entirety of Munro’s career, from the first stories she published in the early 1950s as an undergraduate at the University of Western Ontario to her final books. It offers an enlightening range of approaches and interpretive strategies, and provides many new perspectives, reconsidered positions and analyses that will enhance the reading, teaching, and appreciation of Munro’s remarkable—indeed miraculous—work. Following the editors’ introduction—which surveys Munro’s recurrent themes, explains the design of the book, and summarizes each contribution—Munro biographer Robert Thacker contributes a substantial bio-critical introduction to her career. The book is then divided into three sections, focusing on Munro’s characteristic forms, themes, and most notable literary effects.

RunawayRunaway



Here are men and women of wildly different times and circumstances, their lives made vividly palpable by the nuance and empathy of Munro's writing. Runaway is about the power and betrayals of love, about lost children, lost chances.

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448162666

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**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** The matchless Munro makes art out of everyday lives in this exquisite short story collection. Here are men and women of wildly different times and circumstances, their lives made vividly palpable by the nuance and empathy of Munro's writing. Runaway is about the power and betrayals of love, about lost children, lost chances. There is pain and desolation beneath the surface, like a needle in the heart, which makes these stories more powerful and compelling than anything she has written before. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2009.

Alice Munro s Narrative ArtAlice Munro s Narrative Art



Among the first critical works on Alice Munro's writing, this study of her short fiction is informed by the disciplines of narratology and literary linguistics.

Author: I. Duncan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137000682

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Among the first critical works on Alice Munro's writing, this study of her short fiction is informed by the disciplines of narratology and literary linguistics. Through examining Munro's narrative art, Isla Duncan demonstrates a rich understanding of the complex, densely layered, often unsettling stories.

Alice Munro s Narrative ArtAlice Munro s Narrative Art



Helen Hoy, “'Rose and Janet': Alice Munro's Metafiction,” Canadian Literature 121 (1989): 59–83. 2. Robert Thacker, Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives (Toronto: ...

Author: I. Duncan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137000682

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Page: 192

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Among the first critical works on Alice Munro's writing, this study of her short fiction is informed by the disciplines of narratology and literary linguistics. Through examining Munro's narrative art, Isla Duncan demonstrates a rich understanding of the complex, densely layered, often unsettling stories.

Selected StoriesSelected Stories



A selection of short fiction drawn from the author's seven collections spans almost thirty years of work and includes twenty-eight intriguing tales dealing with such themes as love, parents and children, seduction, marriage, sex, murder, ...

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002364801

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A selection of short fiction drawn from the author's seven collections spans almost thirty years of work and includes twenty-eight intriguing tales dealing with such themes as love, parents and children, seduction, marriage, sex, murder, dreams, and death. 40,000 first printing.

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching BriefThe College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching Brief



U57 Z71998 Book provides good introduction to Alice Munro's fiction, ... Source Note: Author of critical biography on Munro, Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives, ...

Author: Randall VanderMey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285974699

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Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER, BRIEF, is a fully updated three-in-one book-with a rhetoric, a reader, and a research guide-for users at any skill level. Throughout the book, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing-from voice to documentation-and offer models for users' own papers. The fifth edition features a greater focus on writing across the curriculum, further supported within the research chapters by additional coverage of report writing, primary research, and avoiding plagiarism. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Cambridge Companion to Alice MunroThe Cambridge Companion to Alice Munro



Robert Thacker, Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2005), 260. For clarity of reference, I shall refer to the first version as ...

Author: David Staines

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107093270

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Page: 240

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This Companion is a complete introduction to the fictional and non-fictional writings of the Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro.

Away from HerAway from Her



WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 Alice Munro has long been heralded for her penetrating, lyrical prose, and in “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” – the basis for Sarah Polley’s film Away From Her — her prodigious ...

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307481818

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 Alice Munro has long been heralded for her penetrating, lyrical prose, and in “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” – the basis for Sarah Polley’s film Away From Her — her prodigious talents are once again on display. As she follows Grant, a retired professor whose wife Fiona begins gradually to lose her memory and drift away from him, we slowly see how a lifetime of intimate details can create a marriage, and how mysterious the bonds of love really are.

Douglas Gibson UneditedDouglas Gibson Unedited



On Editing Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, W.O. Mitchell, Mavis Gallant, Jack Hodgins, Alistair MacLeod, ... Alice Munro : Writing Her Lives : A Biography .

Author: Douglas Gibson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9052013683

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This volume highlights the work of Canadian editor Douglas Gibson, currently working at McClelland & Stewart. It covers a broad spectrum of topics including the difference between publishing fiction and non-fiction and an analysis of the book industry today.

Alice Munro s BestAlice Munro s Best



This is a book to read slowly, savouring each story. It deserves a place in every Canadian book-lover’s library.

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books

ISBN: 9781551993935

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Page: 536

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In her lengthy and fascinating introduction Margaret Atwood says “Alice Munro is among the major writers of English fiction of our time. . . . Among writers themselves, her name is spoken in hushed tones.” This splendid gift edition is sure to delight Alice Munro’s growing body of admirers, what Atwood calls her “devoted international readership.” Long-time fans of her stories will enjoy meeting old favourites, where their new setting in this book may reveal new sides to what once seemed a familiar story; devoted followers may even dispute the exclusion of a specially-beloved story. Readers lucky enough to have found her recently will be delighted, as one masterpiece succeeds another. The 17 stories are carefully arranged in the order in which she wrote them, which allows us to follow the development of her range. “A Wilderness Station,” for example, breaks “short story rules” by taking us right back to the 1830s then jumping forward more than 100 years. “The Albanian Virgin” destroys the idea that her stories are set in B.C. or in Ontario’s “Alice Munro Country.” And “The Bear Came Over the Mountain,” the story behind the film Away From Her, takes us far from the world of young girls learning about sex into unflinching old age. This is a book to read slowly, savouring each story. It deserves a place in every Canadian book-lover’s library.