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Old Dualities: Deconstructing Robert Kroetsch and His Critics
Dianne Tiefensee
0773511911
July 1994
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The Temptations of Big Bear
Rudy Wiebe
0771034547
Feb 1995
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Review
"The Temptations of Big Bear is one of the best [novels]?ever written in Canada." ? Maclean's

"Something like a true story, The Temptations of Big Bear is social realism raised to the level of elegy?A gorgeous lamentation." ? Saturday Night

?A very rare, complexly emotional and profoundly philosophical experience . . . . A fictional meditation, in which [Wiebe] enters the very texture of the lives of his characters, Indian and white . . . . He has created a style for [Big Bear?s] incredible voice that fully wins our belief in its greatness and power . . . . A masterpiece.? ? Edmonton Journal

?Wiebe captures the pathos and the emotion of Native people at a certain point in their history and he does it well . . . . Wiebe points out to us that Canada has not come...


Likely Story: The Writing Life
Robert Kroetsch
0889951039
February 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Likely Story recounts the writing life of Robert Kroetsch, one of Canada's foremost writers and literary theorists. With incisive wit, humor and penetrating insight, Robert Kroetsch follows the events of his life, both real and literary, that have moved him from the bareness of desk and computer into the secret places at the heart of the writing experience. Throughout this chronicle, he toys ironically with the notion that he ceases to be himself when he writes, that writing allows him to escape from the confines of self into exciting varieties of the essay, story and poem. A Likely Story records in loving detail that escape. It is a remarkable assemblage of confessional personal essays, one of the principal elegiac poems of out time, a cowboy poem and speculative pieces that defy literary classification. Through...


As for Me and My House
Sinclair Ross
0771099975
Jan 1989
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Book Description
“It’s an immense night out there, wheeling and windy. The lights on the street and in the houses against the black wetness, little unilluminating glints that might be painted on it. The town seems huddled together, cowering on a high tiny perch, afraid to move lest it topple into the wind.”

The town is Horizon, the setting of Sinclair Ross’ brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era. Hailed by critics as one of Canada’s great novels, As For Me and My House takes the form of a journal. The unnamed diarist, one of the most complex and arresting characters in contemporary fiction, explores the bittersweet nature of human relationships, of the unspoken bonds that tie people together, and the undercurrents of feeling that often tear them apart. Her chronicle...


Labyrinths of Voice: Conversations With Robert Kroetsch
Shirley Neuman
0920316395

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Badlands
Robert Kroetsch
0773760857
Oct 2003
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Book Description
Fifty years after William Dawe’s 1916 expedition into the Badlands of Alberta, his daughter revisits the site. Winner of the Governor General's Award


Gone Indian
Robert Kroetsch
0773760865
Oct 2003
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Book Description
Jeremy Sadness is a professional grad student of New York State University who heads out for the wilds of northwestern Canada to work out his inadequacies.


Seed Catalogue
Robert Kroetsch
0889953090
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Seed Catalogue is an autobiographical long poem by Canadian prairie poet Robert Kroetsch, This new limited edition is illustrated with wood engravings by Jim Westergard. First published in the 1970s, Seed Catalogue is the seminal work of poetry that first gave voice to the long root in Prairie writings of the metaphor of the seed catalogue. The poem explores the actual world of history transformed into the mythical world of poetry, where what we remember about the past may be more real than history tells us.

About the Author
Robert Kroetsch was born and raised on a homestead near Heisler, Alberta, studied at the Universities of Alberta and Iowa, and taught literature and creative writing at the State University of New York and the University of Manitoba. During his long career...


Seed Catalogue
Robert Kroetsch
0888011091
Jan 1986
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Made in Manitoba
Robert Kroetsch
0888011458
Jan 1990
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What the Crow Said
Robert Kroetsch
0888643039
Nov 2000
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From the Publisher
What the Crow Said is a seminal work from one of Canada's most important authors. On the heels of Kroetsch's much heralded new novel, The Man from the Creeks, this handsome reprint of the 1978 classic is sure to renew interest in the early work of one of Canada's finest stylists. Includes a new introduction by Kroetsch scholar Robert R. Wilson.

From the Back Cover
What the Crow Said tells the exuberant, ribald, elemental tale of the citizens of a town somewhere on the weather-beaten border between Alberta and Saskatchewan. After Vera Lang consorts with a swarm of bees, something changes in Big Indian. This prairie municipality--so remote from the rest of the world that its citizens aren't sure which province they can live in--becomes somehow locked inside its own...


The Words of My Roaring
Robert Kroetsch
0888643497
July 2000
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From the Back Cover
"Mister, how would you like some rain?" Undertaker and candidate for public office Johnnie Backstrom is about to find himself in an uncomfortable position. In the race to represent his hometown of Norikeewin, by promising rain, the most valuable commodity he can offer a drought-stricken farmer. Of course, he doesn't expect that anyone believes he can make it rain-until he discovers that the communities hope is stronger than reason. A big man-nearly six-four in his stocking feet-Johnie Backstrom has big dreams and a big mouth. And whether it's electioneering, Bible-thumping, beer-swilling, or seducing his rival's daughter, he's always up for big adventures. With thirteen days to go until the election, Johnnie hits the campaign trail hard. What happens next can scarcely be believed. The Words of My Roaring tells...


Poets Talk: Interviews with Robert Kroetsch, Daphne Marlatt, Erin Mouri, Dionne Brand, Marie Annharte Baker, Jeff Derksen, and Fred Wah
Pauline Butling (Editor)
0888644310
June 2005
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Alberta
Robert Kroetsch
0920897312
November 2003
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Book Description
Robert Kroetsch captures the beauty of this province in this endearing documentation of his Alberta experience—from the dinosaur digs in the Badlands to the Calgary Stampede to the site of Big Bear’s prophetic vision to kd lang’s hometown. ------------------------------------------------------------------------

About the Author
Robert Kroetsch is the author eight novels including The Puppeteer, Alibi, and What the Crow Said. Also to his credit are several volumes of poetry and non-fiction works. Robert Kroetsch is a Governor General’s Award winner.


The Studhorse Man
Robert Kroetsch
0888644256
Sept 2004
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Review
"Robert Kroetsch has the ribald comic vision of the beer-parlour story-teller: listen to him and you may die laughing--but you'll die happy." --Ruby Wiebe

"Dense, lofty and complex..." --The Globe and Mail

"If there's one novelist who has succeeded in fashioning a Canadian mystique--something that compels the mind and the gut--it's Robert Kroetsch." --The Toronto Star

Book Description
The Studhorse Man is a classic Canadian odyssey--a story told by a madman who works naked in a bathtub. It is the tale of Hazard Lepage, last of the studhorse me, and owner of a superb blue stallion named Poseidon...the sole survivor of its breed. Hazard's maniacal search to find the perfect mare for this magnificent horse is opposed by his fiancée of thirteen years, Martha...


The Snowbird Poems
Robert Kroetsch
0888644264
Aug 2004
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