Daniel Hannah (Lakehead) has just published Henry James, Impressionism, and the Public, with Ashgate. “Challenging solely phenomenological or pictorial accounts of literary impressionism, Hannah focuses on James’s treatment of the word ‘impression’ as a mediatory unit that both resists and accommodates invasive publicity. Thus even as he envisages a breakdown between public and private at the end of the nineteenth century, James registers that breakdown not only as a threat but also as an opportunity for aesthetic gain.” Jesse E. Matz writes: “Focusing on the tendency in Impressionism to trouble distinctions between the public and the private, Daniel Hannah’s sophisticated and compelling book opens up broad new views of much that makes Henry James’s writing meaningful and much that has yet to be seen in the problem of Impressionism.”
Shelley Boyd (Kwantlen) has just published Garden Plots: Canadian Women Writers and their Literary Gardens, with MQUP. In this work, Boyd examines “the use of the garden motif in the works of five authors: Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Traill, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Lorna Crozier. With works spanning the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, these writers reveal the associations between the arts of writing and gardening, the evolving role of the female gardener, and the changes that take place in Canada’s literary gardens over time.”
Until January 1, 2014, MQUP is offering a 20% discount on this work. Visit the MQUP website and enter the discount code: BOYDSH13 to obtain the rebate.
Robert McGill‘s novel Once We Had a Country has just been published by Knopf Canada, and his nonfiction book The Treacherous Imagination: Intimacy, Ethics, and Autobiographical Fiction is being published in August 2013 by The Ohio State University Press. For more about these books, visit robert-mcgill.com.
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