Sir Charles G.D. Roberts Symposium, April 22-24, 1983.

(ROBERTS, Charles G.D., Sir). CLEVER, Glenn. The Sir Charles G.D. Roberts Symposium, April 22-24, 1983. Edited with an introduction by Glenn Clever. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1984. Pp. (8),[ix]-xiv,[1]-249,(1). 8vo,printed white card covers with grey and maroon lettering to front cover an d spine. Reappraisals: Canadian Writers, number 10. "This volume re-evaluates 'Canada's first man of letters,' Roiberts the poet and novelist; the romancer and translator; the critic and journalist; the historian. Charles G.D. Roberts, 'the father of Canadian Literature', is considered to be 'among the finer and more enduringly interesting writers of his generation,' and 'still a living presence in contemporary poetic consciousness.' His shortcomings are not ignored: 'Frye remakrs tersely that Roberts wrote no intellectualized poetry... because he had nothing intellectual in his mind'; 'Roberts' sense of his failure to develop as a poet may be characterized as a failure of vision...'. The fifteen essays range from an affirmation of Roberts'view 'that literature can express abiding truths; indeed, that truth is ac cessible, determinable, communicable,' to the relativistic approach of Foucault's assertion that the 'author' Charles G.D. Roberts does not exist and there is no coherent identifiable truth permeating his work." -from the rear cover. Contents: John Coldwell Adams's "Roberts, Lampman, and Edmund Collins"; Laurel Boone's "Organizing Bohemia: the Letters of Charles G.D. Roberts"; Fred Cogswell's "The Classical Poetry of Sir Charles G.D. Roberts"; Tracy Ware's "Charles G.D. Roberts and the Elegaic Tradition"; D.M.R. Bentley's "Half Passion and Half Prayer: the New York Nocturnes"; Don Conway's "Roberts and Modernism: the Achievement of 'The Squatter'"; Les McLeod's "Matter into Matter: Evolutionary Idealism in Robersts' 'The Iceberg'"; Robert Alan Burns's "Wide-Eyed in the Void: the Failure of Vision in the Poetry of Charles G.D. Roberts"; Elizabeth Waterston's "Roberts, Parker, and the Usesof History"; William Owen's "Vision and Revision in Roberts' Acadian Roman ces"; Terry Whalen's "Roberts and the Tradition of American Naturalism"; R.D. Mathews's "The Roman de la terre and the Novel of the Land: Charles G.D.Roberts at Work in a Major Canadian Literary Genre"; Michael Hornyansky's "Roberts for Children"; L.R. Early's "Roberts as Critic"; Ed Jewinski's "Michel Foucault, the Author Charles G.D. Roberts, and Some Post-StructuralistImplications for Canadian Criticism"; and "The Achievement of CHarles G.D. Roberts: An Assessment Panel". Previous owner's name inked to flyleaf, fiv e characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. 20.00

Title: Sir Charles G.D. Roberts Symposium, April 22-24, 1983.

Author Name: CLEVER, Glenn, ed. with an intro. ROBERTS, Charles G.D., Sir). Reappraisals: Canadian Writers, 10.

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Publisher: University of Ottawa Press, Ottawa, 1984, ISBN:0776643908:

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