Monday, December 13, 2010

Carol Shields

The new issue of Canadian Notes & Queries (CNQ #80) includes my essay “Thinking about gender and narrative: The short stories of Carol Shields.”

Click here for PDF copy.

Check out the magazine, if only for the other contributors. It’s a lovely, newly redesigned mag – frequently stuffed with lively and necessary (and ocassionally ridiculous) content.



The below is the bibliography for the essay, at least the bibliography for an earlier draft of the essay, which rambled hither and yon.

Blake Baily, Cheever: A Life, Knopf, 2009.

Paul Bailey, “Wise funny tales of love stripped bare,” The Independent, August 6, 2004.

Stephen Henighan, “Reshaping of the Canadian Novel,” When Words Deny The World, Porcupine’s Quill, 2002.

Anne Hulbert, “’Collected Stories’: Woman on the Edge,” New York Times, February 6, 2005.

Barbara Kay, “Unreadably Canadian,” National Post, July 15, 2009.

David Willis McCullough, “Itemize This,” New York Times, June 11, 2000.

Carol Shields, “A View from the Edge of the Edge,” Carol Shields and the extra-ordinary, Marta Dvořák and Manina Jones, eds., McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007.

Carol Shields and Blanche Howard, A memoir of friendship: the letters between Carol Shields and Blanche Howard, Viking Canada, 2007.

Carol Shields, Collected Stories, Harper, 2004.

Carol Shields, “Narrative Hunger and the Overflowing Cupboard,” Carol Shields, Narrative Hunger, and the Possibilities of Fiction, Edward Eden and Dee Goertz, eds., University of Toronto Press, 2003.

Carol Shields, interview with READ Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 1), May 2000.

David Thoreen, “Elegance and excess,” Boston Globe, February 20, 2005.

Adriana Trozzi, Carol Shields’ Magic Wand: Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary, Bulzoni, 2001.

“What is the best work of American fiction in the last 25 years?” New York Times, May 21, 2006. and online discussion

No comments: