KEITH, W.J. WIEBE, Rudy)
Title: Epic Fiction : The Art of Rudy Wiebe. First Edition.
Publisher:  University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, 1981, ISBN:0888640757
Seller ID: 101801
(WIEBE, Rudy). KEITH, W.J. Epic Fiction : The Art of Rudy Wiebe. (Edmonton): The University of Alberta Press, (1981). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-x,(2),-158,(2). 8vo, printed white and grey card covers with black lettering to front and spine. "Rudy Wiebec, one of Canada's most gifted and ambitious novelists, writes about Indians, Mennonites, and pioneers and the themesof tradition and religion. His characters are often historical as well as fictional, including Big Bear, the great Plains Cree chief; Louis Riel, thelegendary Metis rebel; and Albert Johnson, the mysterious mad trapper of t he old frontier west. In searching for the roots of Canadian experience, Rudy Wiebe addresses conflicts such as the mutually incomprehensible viewpoints of the land held by Indians and white men. While Wiebe's themes remain relatively stable, his approach and treatment have developed and matured. Wiebe makes demands on his readers unlike any other Canadian novelist. He hasbeen described as a difficult author to read, at least on first encounter, and his work has been called epic fiction. W.J. Keith guides the beginning Wiebe reader through the progression of novels, stories, and other works t hat comprise Wiebe's growing oeuvre. All students of the Canadian novel andthose of the early North American experience will find this book a helpful introduction to one of Canada's strongest storytelling voices." - from the rear cover. Name inked to title page, five characters inked inside rear co ver, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 18.00