- What do Clark Blaise, John Metcalf, and Hugh Hood have in common? Robert Lecker argues that they are "the three most accomplished short story writers in Canada today." Unhampered by any pre-determined theme or critical mould, Lecker is free to respond to the qualities and idiosyncracies which make Blaise, Metcalf, and Hood unique. Lecker's Introduction discusses the writers' development and traces their impact on the modern Canadian short story. Three diverse readings follow. The first reveals Blaise's tragic view of life; the second focuses on how Metcalf's stories are structured on their protagonists' aesthetic stance; and the third provides a close reading of Hood's "Looking Down From Above."
ROBERT LECKER teaches English at McGill University.
Published: January 1982
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.