When Canadian author Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013, the presenter described her short stories thus: They are….a world of silences and lies, waiting and longing. We will read many of her stories and learn why she is a literary legend. We will discover her Canadian essence and come to know her extraordinary talent.
GROUP LEADER: Marcia Tannenbaum lived in rural Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario from 1981-1986, during which time she developed a deep respect for and appreciation of Canadian literature, the CBC and Winter. She recently offered a course introducing Canadian literature and culture.
1. Dear Life by Alice Munro, Douglas Gibson Books (2012) ISBN: 0771064861/9780771064869;
2. Vintage Munro, Vintage (2014) ISBN: 0804173567/9780804173568.
Read some background information about Alice Munro before the first class. Suggested: Paris Review: “Alice Munro, The Art of Fiction,” No. 137.
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