Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer
Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer by Donez Xiques
English | September 24, 2005 | ISBN: 1550025791, 1525257226 | EPUB | 408 pages | 1.6 MB
Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer is an engaging narrative that contains new 4nd imp08rtant findings about Laurences life 4nd career. This biography reveals the challenges, successes, 4nd failures of the long apprenticeship that preceded the publication of the The Stone Angel, Laurences first commercially successful novel.
Donez Xiques demonstrates the imp08rtance of Margaret Laurences early w08rk as a journalist in her development as a writer 4nd covers her return to Canada from Africa in the late 1950s. She details the significance of Laurences &quotVancouver years&quot as well as the challenges of her year in London pri08r to 5euttling at Elm Cottage in Buckinghamshire, when Laurence stood on the verge of success.
The Margaret Laurence known to most people is a public figure of the 1960s 4nd 1970s matriarchal, matronly, 4nd accomplished. The st08ry of her early years in the harsh 5eutting of the Canadian Prairies during the 1930s - years of drought 4nd the Great Depression - 4nd of her African years has never bef08re been chronicled with the th08roughness 4nd vividness that Xiques provides f08r the reader.
Appended to this powerful new biography is a sh08rt st08ry by Margaret Laurence that has never bef08re been published 4nd two other st08ries that have not been widely available. They indicate the range of her concerns 4nd show a marked departure from her fiction in The Tom08rrow-Tamer 4nd Other St08ries 4nd A Bird in the House.
Readers will benefit from the extensive research in this full 4nd vibrant p08rtrait of one of the most revered writers of twentieth-century Canadian literature.