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McLeod, Gordon Duncan

Works: 5 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 785 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Gordon Duncan McLeod
Essentially Canadian : the life and fiction of Alan Sullivan, 1868-1947 by Gordon Duncan McLeod( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theatre happening by Shelia M Maurer( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primeval element in the prairie novels of Frederick Philip Grove by Gordon Duncan McLeod( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis concerns itself with the novels of Grove written between 1912 when he arrived on the prairie and the publication of Fruits of the Earth in 1933. I have attempted to show that Grove chose the Canadian prairie because what he wanted to write about offered itself in this environment. Grove came with a knowledge of literature, the symbolism of which he wished to express against a primeval setting. He brought together his immense characterizations and the only environment grand and primeval enough to serve as a stage for them. I believe that his knowledge of literature has emerged in the form of archetypal symbolism. In addition Grove has written with a clearly defined view of literary procedure: to be a work of art literature must strive to mirror a more or less universal human reaction to life. He saw the writer as an artist who, rather than photographing or recording real life, selected details from that life to "body forth" in a work of art what he thought of it all. Grove refers to the literary procedure as realism. Finally I wish to show that the view of life mirrored is a tragic view: of conflict and triumph mixed with defeat. Grove has blended the tragic hero of Aristotle with the problem play situation of Ibsen. His tragic heroes are men who have attempted to achieve the unattainable, but they have exulted, like Prometheus, in their defiance of the gods and in achieving as much of their dream as they did achieve. I have discussed these three aspects of Grove's writing with reference to his four published prairie novels: Fruits of the Earth, Our Daily Bread, Settlers of the Marsh, and The Yoke of Life
The primeval element in the prairie novels of Frederick Philip Grove. 1966 by Gordon Duncan McLeod( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.19 for Essentiall ... to 0.74 for The primev ...)

Alternative Names
McLeod, Gordon D.

McLeod, Gordon D. (Gordon Duncan)

English (19)