Standard Name: Munro, Alice
Birth Name: Alice Ann Laidlaw
AM , a Canadian writer of the later twentieth and twenty-first centuries, is widely regarded as one of the leading modern practitioners of the short story form. One of her collections is alternatively titled a novel. Her work embodies a quiet, even understated, but inescapable feminism.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Cultural formation||Helen Craik|
|Friends, Associates||Carol Shields|
|Friends, Associates||Margaret Laurence|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Jane Porter||
Fifty years after its publication, Ann Taylor Gilbert still used The Scottish Chiefs as a measure of a book which had really absorbed her.
Thackeray 's J. J. Ridley in The Newcomes,...
Gilbert, Ann Taylor. Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs. Gilbert. Gilbert, JosiahEditor , H. S. King, 1874.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Charles Dickens||
A Child's History of England, which appeared in Household Words between 25 January 1851 and 10 December , was an early influence on the child who became Alice Munro .
“From the Archives: Alice Munro and Diana Athill in Conversation”. PEN Canada.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Isak Dinesen||
Critic Sara Stambaugh writes that many of the stories in [this volume] are formulated so cryptically as to be opaque without the help offered by the later work.
Alice Munro pays subtle tribute in...
Stambaugh, Sara. The Witch and the Goddess in the Stories of Isak Dinesen. UMI Research Press, 1988.
|Literary responses||Katherine Mansfield|
|Literary responses||Ethel Wilson||
The excitement generated by The Equations of Love has not carried into current criticism. However, Alice Munro has always held EW in extremely high esteem, delighting in her writing style with its hard clear prose...
|Textual Production||Elizabeth Jolley|
|Textual Production||Claire Luckham|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Diana Athill||
Nicholas Lezard wrote in the Guardian that this book teaches, in every line[,] the consolations of age, the common, shareable tone of experience. Athill begins the book, in fact, with her own old age, and...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Margaret Atwood|
14 November 2004
Following the award of the Giller Prize to Canadian short-story writer Alice Munro , the New York Times Book Review called her one of the most important living writers, worthy to receive the Nobel Prize...