Writers of Montreal

Elaine Kalman Naves

A rich literary heritage in both English and French makes Montreal unique in North America. The Writers of Montreal celebrates the literary heritage of Emile Nelligan, Stephen Leacock, Gabrielle Roy, Hubert Aquin, F.R. Scott, Yves Theriault, and Hugh MacLennan. The Writers of Montreal also celebrates the poets, playwrights, and fiction writers who are actively writing today. Included are Michel Tremblay, Mavis Gallant, Yves Beauchemin, Louis Dudek, Marie-Claire Blais, Irving Layton, Nicole Brossard, and Mordecai Richler. These thirty illustrated biographical essays are an intriguing introduction to a distinguished tradition of Montreal writing, from early colonial times to the present.

Literary Criticism 1998

Elaine Kalman Naves is an award-winning author of three books about literary Montreal: The Writers of Montreal, Putting Down Roots: Montreal's Immigrant Writers, and, with Bryan Demchinsky, Storied Streets: Montreal in the Literary Imagination. Her two family memoirs, Journey to Vaja and Shoshanna's Story, have won critical praise and many prizes.

Other books by Elaine Kalman Naves:
Robert Weaver: Godfather of Canadian Literature
Putting Down Roots: Montreal's Immigrant Writers
Portrait of a Scandal: The Abortion Trial of Robert Notman
Kalman Naves
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192 pp 9" x 6"
ISBN13: 9781550650457

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