Magic Lies

Magic Lies

The Art of W.O. Mitchell

Book - 1997
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Though W.O. Mitchell's, Who Has Seen the Wind, has attracted attention as the all-time best-selling novel in Canadian literature, his other books have received little recognition. Sheila and David Latham's edited collection, Magic Lies, redresses this situation by applying contemporary criticism (from the biographical to the post-structuralist) to Mitchell's sixty-year career, exploring the place of' radio and television in his canon, and discussing his influence as a writer, dramatist, and teacher.

As the Author of this Country's Best-selling Novel, W.O. Mitchell presents an unusual challenge to those who consider Canadian popular culture a contradiction in terms. Magic Lies, an interdisciplinary collection of twenty original essays, celebrates the range of this versatile author whose writing bridges the alleged border between the serious art of the novel and the mass culture of radio and television. It is the first book to take a comprehensive look at the sixty-year career of this post-colonial writer who has transformed the role of the community story-teller into a national mythologizer.

Magic Lies is divided into three section

Publisher: Toronto, ON : 1997 University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802079305
Branch Call Number: ANF 823 MAG
Characteristics: 359 p
Additional Contributors: Latham, David
Latham, Sheila


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