University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: October 1999
Series: cuRRents
Keywords: Literature
Subject(s): FICTION / Short Stories (single author), Literature, Literature, Short Stories
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Robert Rawdon Wilson. Robert Rawdon Wilson is Professor Emeritus from the Department of English at the University of Alberta. He has also been a visiting professor at Mills College (USA), Deakin University and University of Melbourne (Australia), and the University of Aarhus (Denmark). His other books include In Palamedes' Shadow: Explorations in Play, Game, and Narrative Theory, Shakespearean Narrative, and Boundaries, and Other Fictions, a collection of short stories.

"This is writing that is packed with surprises." Brian Edwards, Australian-Canadian Studies


".explores the making of fiction in a manner that is rich with insight, experience and reference." Brian Edwards, Deakin University


"This series of works colonizes this hybrid wonderland with gusto and embraces a wild and woolly diversity in storytelling styles. It's a fun bit of writing: part barroom yarn-spinning, part travel prose, part parable, part saucy rumour-mongering, part urban legend, part essay and part literary metaphor, and in some cases, all of the above textual strategies fitting into each other like progressively smaller interconnecting Russian dolls." Gilbert A. Bouchard, Edmonton Journal


".a book of enormous warmth and sympathy.. Boundaries is one of the few books I've read that had me both reaching for reference books and laughing out loud." - Alexander Rettie, AlbertaViews


"Wilson's book is a work of pure unadulterated love, rich in asides, laden in metaphorical peripheral glances and tiny, jewel-hard meditations, a meaty book, boasting of a writing style that's aggressive, perhaps even Hemingway-sque in parts." Gilbert A. Bouchard, Edmonton Journal


"...a deep and fascinating addition to the body of Canadian literature." - Virginia Gillham, CBRA

ISBNs: 9780888643223 978-0-88864-322-3 Title: boundaries and other fictions