Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer

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September 2005



Traces Laurence's literary growth, focusing on the years she spent in Africa. Includes a previously unpublished short story.


Donez Xiques was born in Staten Island, New York, and received her Ph.D. from Fordham University. Her articles have appeared in many journals, including "Canadian Literature" and "Canadian Notes and Queries." She has received Canadian Embassy Faculty Enrichment awards and a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Canada. She is Professor of English emerita at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Her hobbies include coastal kayaking and photography. She divides her time between her homes in Nova Scotia and New Jersey.


Xiques' meticulously researched biography, spanning the first 38 years of Laurence's life, has much to recommend it...What makes this book a welcome addition to the biographical accounts that narrate Laurence's life and times is Xiques' focused attention on the writer's apprenticeship to the craft and art of writing itself. Very often she refutes Laurence's own accounts of her writing successes and disappointments by using archival evidence (often in the form of letters written by Laurence herself or by her colleagues and friends)...Xiques provides a picture of a woman driven to write regardless of her circumstances and despite the sometimes overwhelming tension of being a writer, a mother and a wife, a woman who persevered for nearly 20 years before she felt comfortable calling herself a writer - a writer, moreover, who could rely on her literary talents for a certain livelihood. The portrait is, by turns, fascinating, daunting and ultimately inspiring."Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer" by Donez Xiques is highly recommended for public and school library collections that serve young adults.****/4Highly Recommended
EAN: 9781550025798
ISBN: 1550025791
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 408 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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