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Grace, Sherrill 1944-

Works: 49 works in 295 publications in 3 languages and 14,304 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Personal correspondence  Art  Biography  Drama  Portraits  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Annotator, win, Contributor
Classifications: PR6023.O96, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sherrill Grace
Regression and apocalypse : studies in North American literary expressionism by Sherrill Grace( )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working from a set of topoi and structural paradigms, Grace discusses selected examples of expressionistic texts
Swinging the maelstrom : new perspectives on Malcolm Lowry by Sherrill Grace( )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swinging the Maelstrom is a collection of new critical essays on the work and life of Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957). An international group of literary critics and artists examines a wide range of Lowry's work from the diverse perspectives of biography, correspondence, translation, manuscript editing, poetry, and inter-artistic comparison, including a number of investigations of his masterpiece, Under the Volcano, and his post-Volcano fiction
Inventing Tom Thomson : from biographical fictions to fictional autobiographies and reproductions by Sherrill Grace( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past eighty-five years, unanswered questions around the fate of Tom Thomson continue to fascinate Canadians, so much so that his biography (factual and invented) threatens to overshadow his art. In plays poems, biographies, songs, and artworks, writers and artists have imagined who he was. Inventing Tom Thomson is about these inventions. From Blodwen Davies, Henry Beissel, and Arthur Lismer to Joan Murray, Robert Kroestsch, Joyce Wieland, and The Tragically Hip, writers and artists have been compelled to imagine their own Tom Thomsons." "By stressing the fictionality of these representations and by considering Thomson's self-portraits and the many photographs, museum exhibitions, and tourist memorabilia that have entered the popular culture, Sherrill Grace examines the ambiguities of myth-making and Canadian identity. Despite our cultural obsession with the iconic painter, no one, suggests Grace, can claim to recover the real, original Tom Thomson. In the end, all we have are our inventions."--Jacket
Canada and the idea of north by Sherrill Grace( )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Canada and the Idea of North examines the ways in which Canadians have defined them-selves as a northern people in their literature, art, music, drama, history, geography, politics, and popular culture. From the Franklin Mystery, Glenn Gould's documentaries, the paintings of Lawren Harris, and Molson beer ads, the idea of the North has been central to the Canadian imagination." "Sherrill Grace argues that Canadians have always used ideas of Canada-as-North to promote a distinct national identity and national unity. In a penultimate chapter - The North Writes Back - Grace presents newly emerging northern voices and shows how they view the long tradition of representing the North by southern activists, artists, and scholars." "With the recent creation of Nunavut, increasing concern about northern ecosystems and social challenges, and renewed attention to Canada's role as a circumpolar nation, Canada and the Idea of North shows that nordicity still plays an urgent and central role in Canada at the start of the twenty-first century."--Jacket
Bearing witness : perspectives on war and peace from the arts and humanities by Tiffany Johnstone( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to Bearing Witness do not presume to resolve these troubling questions, but provoke new kinds of reflection. They explore literature, the arts, history, language, and popular culture to move beyond the language of rhetoric and commemoration provided by politicians and the military. Adding nuance to discussions of war and peace, this collection probes the understanding and insight created in the works of musicians, dramatists, poets, painters, photographers, and novelists, to provide a complex view of the ways in which war is waged, witnessed, and remembered
A woman's way through unknown Labrador by Mina Hubbard( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1903, Leonidas Hubbard starved to death on an expedition to Labrador, at that time a largely unmapped part of the northern wilderness. His wife, Mina Benson Hubbard, resolved to complete her husband's work, becoming a skilled explorer in her own right. She set out in July 1905 and not only carried out her expedition in record time but created the first accurate map of the Labrador river system, thus correcting the earlier map that had led to her husband's death." "A woman's way through unknown Labrador, Hubbard's own account of her extraordinary accomplishments, gives us the perspective of an early twentieth-century woman on the landscape, on the people she met - including Innu, Cree, Inuit, and Metis - and on the journey itself. This memoir reveals how she gradually came to terms with her husband's death, gained confidence in her own abilities, and discovered not just Labrador but herself."--Jacket
The voyage that never ends : Malcolm Lowry's fiction by Sherrill Grace( )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherrill Grace shows how Malcolm Lowry's theme of a cyclical pattern of initiation, repeated ordeals with failure and retreat, followed by success and development, which in turn gave way to fresh defeat, influenced the structure, narrative style, and the symbolic pattern in his writing. The author also includes an appendix in which she examines the elements of Conrad Aiken's fiction and prose that had a significant impact on Lowry's work
Margaret Atwood, language, text, and system by Sherrill Grace( )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vision of the Orient : texts, intertexts, and contexts of Madame Butterfly by Melinda Boyd( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The combined perspectives that result from this collaboration provide new and challenging insights into the powerful, resonant myth of a painful encounter between East and West
Sursum corda! : the collected letters of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These illustrations have been reproduced in both volumes of The Collected Letters of Malcolm Lowry together with many photographs of Lowry and his correspondents, and reproductions of interesting holograph letters
Violent duality : a study of Margaret Atwood by Sherrill Grace( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre and autobiography : writing and performing lives in theory and practice by Sherrill Grace( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings theater practitioners together with international academics in an exploration of the interdisciplinary realm of theater and autobiography
Staging the North : twelve Canadian plays( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the art of being Canadian by Sherrill Grace( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Vincent Massey, Canada's first native-born governor general, wrote On Being Canadian in 1948, he acknowledged the importance of the arts to education and the production of good Canadian citizens. What he did not consider was what the arts and artists can tell us about being Canadian or about being ourselves. In On the Art of Being Canadian Sherrill Grace begins with the premise that the arts have shaped and continue to inform Canadian identity. Drawing upon a wealth of artistic expression that spans over a century of painting, fiction, poetry, drama, and film, she then traces how the arts and artists have contributed to three fields of representation, or themes, that are staples in Canadian culture, commemoration, and myth making -- the North, war, and iconic national figures such as Louis Riel, Emily Carr, Tom Thomson, and Mina Hubbard. By telling stories in their chosen medium and genre about life here or about events and figures from the past, she shows that artists help us to understand the Canadian landscape and to create a shared history. All students of Canada, whether at home or abroad, will find much to savour, enjoy, and reflect on in this beautifully illustrated volume."--Publisher's website
Performing national identities : international perspectives on contemporary Canadian theatre by Sherrill Grace( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 18 original essays on contemporary Canadian theatre by drama specialists in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Hungary and elsewhere
Landscapes of war and memory : the two World Wars in Canadian literature and the arts, 1977-2007 by Sherrill Grace( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That Canada remains a society haunted by its war history seems clear ..." Since 1977, a new generation of Canadian writers and artists has been mapping the cultural landscapes formed by the memories of war we have inherited, and also the ones we are expected to forget. Challenging, even painful, the art and literature in Grace's magisterial study build causeways into history, connecting us to trials and traumas many Canadians have never known but that haunt society in subtle and compelling ways. A contemporary scholar of the period under examination, Grace exemplifies her role as witness, investing the text with personal, often lyrical, responses as a way of enacting this crucial memory work. This comprehensive study is intended for Canadians, scholars, and students interested in literature, theatre, and art relating to memories of the world wars
Making theatre : a life of Sharon Pollock by Sherrill Grace( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sherrill Grace has written the story of Sharon Pollock's life from her family roots in New Brunswick through her pioneering years as a Canadian playwright to the present as she continues to make theatre. It focuses attention on Pollock's career as a playwright, director, actor, and artistic director, and it places her story in the context of what is the flowering of Canadian theatre - the four decades from 1967 to present. Grace also discusses each of Pollock's major plays and many of their most interesting productions in Canada, as well as their productions in the United States, Japan, and England."--Jacket
Sursum corda! : the collected letters of Malcolm Lowry ; edited with introduction and annotations by Sherrill E. Grace by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voice of her own( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange comfort : essays on the work of Malcolm Lowry by Sherrill Grace( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strange Comfort collects the best of Sherrill Grace's many published essays on the novelist and writer Malcolm Lowry, along with new pieces that incorporate her contemporary approach to his work. These are essays on Lowry's masterwork Under the Volcano, on some of his lesser known stories and letters, and on his most important themes: endless voyaging, the creative role and identity of the artist, the nightmare of history, the pressures of memory, and the urgent need to protect the garden of our world. A visionary, Lowry prophetically addressed the dominant issues of our twenty-first century. Here Dr. Grace explores his disturbing vision of the devastating impact of perpetual war, only one of many of Lowry's preoccupations, and establishes that in many respects, Malcolm Lowry was an environmentalist avant la lettre, commenting on his vision of the natural world as an escape from the horror "of existence as sold to you."" "The title, Strange Comfort, comes from a Lowry short story called" Strange Comfort Afforded by the Profession." Grace's essays illustrate some of the ways in which Lowry found comfort in the world of art, of other writers, and the landscape of his beloved Dollarton, B.C. Malcolm Lowry was in many ways a British writer, but his spiritual home - his creative comfort - surrounded him on the beach at Dollarton. 2009 marks the centenary of Lowry's birth and this book of essays, old and new, celebrates Lowry's deep and enduring relevance for our times."--Jacket
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Canada and the idea of north
Canada and the idea of northA woman's way through unknown LabradorThe voyage that never ends : Malcolm Lowry's fictionSursum corda! : the collected letters of Malcolm LowryTheatre and autobiography : writing and performing lives in theory and practiceStaging the North : twelve Canadian playsOn the art of being CanadianPerforming national identities : international perspectives on contemporary Canadian theatre
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