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Staines, David 1946-

Works: 106 works in 343 publications in 2 languages and 12,137 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Arthurian romances  History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Autobiographies  Biographies  Bibliographies  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Translator, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Redactor, Contributor
Classifications: PQ1447.E5, 810.9
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Most widely held works by David Staines
Tennyson's Camelot : the Idylls of the King and its medieval sources by David Staines( )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the principal narrative poem of nineteenth-century England, Tennyson's Idylls of the King is an ambitious and widely influential reworking of the Arthurian legends of the Middle Ages, which have provided a great body of myth and symbol to writers, painters, and composers for the past hundred years. Tennyson's treatment of these legends is now valued as a deeply significant oblique commentary on cultural decadence and the precarious balance of civilization. Drawing upon published and unpublished materials, Tennyson's Camelot studies the Idylls of the King from the perspective of all its medieval sources. In noting the Arthurian literature Tennyson knew and paying special attention to the works that became central to his Arthurian creation, the volume reveals the poet's immense knowledge of the medieval legends and his varied approaches to his sources. The author follows the chronology of composition of the Idylls, allowing the reader to see Tennyson's evolving conception of his poem and his changing attitudes to the medieval accounts. The Idylls of the King stands, ultimately, as the poet's own Camelot, his legacy to his generation, an indictment of his society through a vindication of his idealism
Northrop Frye on Canada by Northrop Frye( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Northrop Frye is conceivably Canada's most celebrated literary theorist, but his role in the country's cultural evolution has perhaps been overlooked by later Canadian scholars in favour of his better-known literary criticism. This collection brings together all of the writings of Northrop Frye, both published and heretofore unpublished, on the subject of Canadian literature and culture. From his early book reviews of the 1930s and 1940s through his explorations of the patterns of Canadian literature in the fifties, to his cultural commentaries of the sixties, seventies, and eighties (including all his essays from The Bush Garden and Divisions on a Ground), Northrop Frye on Canada is vivid testimony to his position as an astute critic of his country's literature and a vital participant in its cultural evolution."--Publisher
Margaret Laurence : critical reflections by David Staines( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book highlights the accomplishments of one of Canada's most acclaimed and beloved fiction writers, Margaret Laurence, who died in 1987. The essays in this collection explore her body of work as well as her influence on young Canadian writers today." "Margaret Laurence: Critical Reflections brings together twelve distinguished scholars, critics, and writers to illuminate Laurence's achievement, focusing on the various dimensions of her career and corpus."--Jacket
The Canadian imagination : dimensions of a literary culture( Book )

24 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete romances of Chrétien de Troyes by Chrétien( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Leacock, a reappraisal by David Staines( )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores the many dimensions of the writings of Stephen Leacock, the well-loved Canadian author of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
The worlds of Carol Shields by David Staines( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- To the Light House -- Art Is Making: Carol Shields in Conversation and Correspondence -- The Square Root of a Clock Tick: Time and Timing in Carol Shields's Poetry and Prose -- All That "Below-the-Surface Stuff ": Carol Shields's Conversational Modes -- Guilt, Guile, and Ginger in Small Ceremonies -- Revisiting the Sequel: Carol Shields's Companion Novels -- Bio-Critical Afterlives: Sarah Binks, Pat Lowther, and the Satirical Gothic Turn in Carol Shields's Swann -- Assembling Identity: Late-Life Agency in The Stone Angeland The Stone Diaries -- Male-Pattern Bewilderment in Larry's Party -- Departures, Arrivals: Canada/United States Migrations and the Trope of Travel in the Fiction of Carol Shields -- "To Be Faithful to the Idea of Being Good": The Expansion to Goodness in Carol Shields's Unless -- Narrative Pragmatism: Goodness in Carol Shields's Unless -- Shields's Guerrilla Gardeners: Sowing Seeds of Defiance and Care -- Cool Empathy in the Short Fiction of Carol Shields -- The "Perfect Gift" and the "True Gift": Empathetic Dialogue in Carol Shields's "A Scarf " and Joyce Carol Oates's "The Scarf " -- Prepositional Domesticity -- "Grand Slam": Birthing Women and Bridging Generations in Carol Shields's Play Thirteen Hands -- Archives as Traces of Life Process and Engagement: The Late Years of the Carol Shields Fonds -- The Voices of Carol Shields -- The Clarity of Her Anger -- My Seen-Sang, Carol Shields: A Memoir of a Master Teacher -- Carol Shields -- Contributors
Understanding me : lectures and interviews by Marshall McLuhan( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last twenty years of his life, Marshall McLuhan published a series of books that established his reputation as a world-renowned communications theorist and the pre-eminent seer of the modern age. It was McLuhan who made the distinction between ""hot"" and ""cool"" media. And it was he who coined the phrases "the medium is the message" and "the global village" and popularized other memorable terms including "feedback" and "iconic"
The Forty-ninth and other parallels : contemporary Canadian perspectives( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the provinces : literary Canada at century's end by David Staines( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the provinces takes stock of Canada's literary scene at the end of the twentieth century, revealing the astonishing developments that have occurred in the country's literary culture in the past decades and affirming the maturity of literary Canada. In the opening chapter David Staines examines the colonial mentality that pervaded turn-of-the-century literature, was later challenged, and has all but disappeared at century's end. In the second chapter he explores the unique Canadian presence in American fiction in order to examine the way in which Canada found its literary independence from the United States. And in the final chapter he proposes that Canadian literary selfhood has been complemented by a still tentative but distinctive critical voice
Nineteenth-century lives : essays presented to Jerome Hamilton Buckley( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Alice Munro by David Staines( Book )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Companion is a thorough introduction to the writings of the Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro. Uniting the talents of distinguished creative writers and noted academics, David Staines has put together a comprehensive, exploratory account of Munro's biography, her position as a feminist, her evocation of life in small-town Ontario, her non-fictional writings as well as her short stories, and her artistic achievement. Considering a wide range of topics -- including Munro's style, life writing, her personal development, and her use of Greek myths, Celtic ballads, Norse sagas, and popular songs -- this volume will appeal to keen readers of Munro's fiction as well as students and scholars of literature and Canadian and gender studies."--Publisher's description
The Callaghan Symposium by David Staines( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Leacock : a Reappraisal by David Staines( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores the many dimensions of the writings of Stephen Leacock, the well-loved Canadian author of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
Responses and evaluations : essays on Canada by E. K Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives of encounters in the North Atlantic Triangle( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Band enthält 23 Beiträge in englischer und französischer Sprache von prominenten WissenschaftlerInnen aus Europa und Nordamerika, die den dynamischen Kulturaustausch zwischen verschiedenen Ländern und Nationen des nordatlantischen Raumes untersuchen. Aus dem Blickwinkel mehrerer Disziplinen erhellen sie dabei signifikante Entwicklungen in Kunst und Literatur, in Geschichte und Gesellschaft, Medizin und Politik. Ihre Entdeckungen eröffnen fruchtbare Perspektiven auf die sich wandelnden kulturellen Potentiale und ihren Zusammenhang in der kollektiven Erfahrung diesseits und jenseits des Nordatlantiks. Das breite Spektrum der behandelten Themen reicht von der Ausbildung nordamerikanischer Ärztinnen in Europa vor und nach 1900 bis zu einsichtsvollen Darstellungen der Leistungen großer Denker und Schriftsteller im 20. Jahrhundert, mit denen Besucher aus der anderen Hemisphäre zusammentrafen. Dabei werden die Vermittlerrolle von amerikanischen Künstlern, Kritikern und Übersetzern französischer Texte (etwa von Malcolm Cowley) ebenso sichtbar, wie auch überraschende Einsichten zum Schaffen von Malern wie John La Farge oder Fabulierern wie Friedrich Armand Strubberg im 19. Jahrhundert und emigrierten Erzählerinnen wie Marguerite Anderson und Lore Segal geboten werden. Bisher wenig bekannte Beziehungen zwischen bedeutenden Persönlichkeiten aus Kanada, den USA und Europa rücken damit als Teil des North Atlantic Triangle ins Zentrum der Betrachtung. *** In original and thought-provoking essays in English and French, the present volume brings together 23 distinguished critics and scholars from Europe and North America to probe and reveal the dynamic interplay among the nations of this triangle. From the perspectives of various academic disciplines they comment on significant developments in art and literature, history and society, medicine and politics. Their unique discoveries offer seminal ways of looking at the fluidity of cultural resources and their interconnectedness in the shared collective experiences of Europe and North America. The wide spectrum of topics treated ranges from the investigation of the professional training of North American medical women in Europe before and after 1900 to the enlightened accounts of the literary achievements of major thinkers and writers of the 20th century encountered by visitors in the other hemisphere. The mediating role of American artists, critics and translators of French texts (such as Malcolm Cowley) is revealed, and surprising revelations about the accomplishments of artists such as John La Farge or fabulators such as Friedrich Armand Strubberg in the 19th century, and for example, the work of émigré fiction writers such as Marguerite Anderson and Lore Segal are offered. Little-known relationships between important personalities in Canada, the USA and Europe thus receive full attention as part of the North Atlantic Triangle
The letters of Stephen Leacock by Stephen Leacock( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminations : the days of our youth( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of Jean Renaut's Galeran de Bretagne, a thirteenth-century French romance by Renaut( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short story in English( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stephen Leacock, a reappraisal Stephen Leacock : a Reappraisal
Margaret Laurence : critical reflectionsThe complete romances of Chrétien de TroyesStephen Leacock, a reappraisalUnderstanding me : lectures and interviewsNineteenth-century lives : essays presented to Jerome Hamilton BuckleyThe Callaghan SymposiumStephen Leacock : a ReappraisalThe letters of Stephen Leacock
Alternative Names
David Staines Canadees historicus

David Staines Canadian literary critic

David Staines historiador canadenc

David Staines historiador canadianu

David Staines historiador canadiense

David Staines kanadischer Historiker

David Staines léirmheastóir liteartha Ceanadach

David Staines storico canadese

Staines, David

Staines, David M. 1946-

Staines, David Mc Kenzie

Staines, David McKenzie‏

Staines, David McKenzie‏ 1946-

스테인즈, 데이비드 1946-

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