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The Wild Rose Anthology of Alberta Prose

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George Melnyk (Editor)
Tamara Seiler (Editor)
978-1-55238-079-6
(Paperback)
978-1-55238-478-7 (Institutional PDF)
$34.95 CAD / $34.95 USD
423 pages
September 2003

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About the Book: 

The first multi-genre historical anthology of Alberta writing since 1979, The Wild Rose Anthology of Alberta Prose collects twentieth-century short fiction, excerpts from novels, and non-fiction. This anthology explores what writers-past and present-can tell us about what it means to be Albertan-and Canadian. Each piece is preceded by an introduction with a literary biography and critical discussion of the selection that situates the piece within the author's overall repertoire.

About the Author(s): 

Cultural historian George Melnyk teaches Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary. He is also author of the two-volume Literary History of Alberta.

Tamara Palmer Seiler is an interdisciplinary scholar who teaches Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary. She has written widely on the impact of immigration and ethnic diversity on Canadian culture and, in particular, on Canadian literature. She has co-authored two books on the history of Alberta.

Award: 
Short-listed for the 2004 Alberta Book Awards, Scholarly Book (Book Publishers Association of Alberta)