Reflections: Autobiography and Canadian Literature by K. P. Stich

By K. P. Stich

This quantity discusses the autobiographical inclination in Canadian literature, exploring works by means of such writers as Alice Munro, W.O. Mitchell, Michael Ondaatje, John Glassco, and Susanna Moodie. Others works, together with the oral memoirs of a Métis, an Inuit’s account as being civil servant in Ottawa, and the autobiographical writings of pioneer ladies and French missionaries are tested to teach the intensity and breadth of this practice in Canada. those texts act as beginning issues for an indepth examine the relationships among autobiography, biography and fiction in Canadian literature.

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As such, they drew to the utmost upon the human resources she saw in her husband and herself, but particularly in herself. In seeking to establish a capacious definition for autobiography, Eugene Stelzig argues that, while autobiography involves "an imaginative reconstruction of the past" whereby "the autobiographer does not present a pre-existing truth, but creates the truth of the self in the moment of writing," the life and truth the autobiographer presents must be "substantially aligned" with his own vita or experience (20).

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