Download e-book for iPad: Authors and Audiences: Popular Canadian Fiction in the Early by Clarence Karr

By Clarence Karr

ISBN-10: 0773520767

ISBN-13: 9780773520769

Authors and Audiences unearths the cultural milieu that gave upward push to the golden age of hardcover fiction. Karr describes the relationships among authors, literary brokers, and publishers in Toronto, London, long island, and different centres; examines the connection among authors and the motion picture undefined; and discusses the reception of fiction via critics and readers. this is often the 1st Canadian learn to take advantage of fan mail to focus on readers' interactions with writer and textual content. Karr areas the authors' careers in a world surroundings and indicates how, regardless of residing a substantial distance from the best cultural creation centres of recent York and London, they turned the world over well-known and read.

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36 In Cartwright he exemplified his paper’s advocacy of good citizenship by playing football, performing on the horn in the town band, and transporting local boys to baseball games in his buckboard. As local institutions sprang up, he played a prominent role. He was on the executive of the Board of Trade and the Cartwright Rink Company. After selling the newspaper in 1910, Stead moved to High River, where he and a partner established the Alberta Automobile Company, a McLaughlin-Buick agency. This move reflected his passionate interest in modern technology.

Growing up with the region as it evolved from the remote frontier to which the family had journeyed by train through the United States, followed by a 120-mile wagon ride to the homestead, to a land of sophisticated cities and transportation networks, Stead embraced the modern optimism of the settlement era. 39 By 1905 his newspaper featured comics and fashion advice. Yet he was also concerned about the type of society being established. Could viable communities be maintained in this restless age of acquisition and competition?

A liberal in both his politics and his religion, he lived, preached, and wrote a message of love, caring, tolerance, and progress. Believing that true religion was “the heart of God in contact with the heart of man,”32 he espoused a modern faith in which there was no division between the sacred and the secular, and with which individuals could transform the world. From the intensity of his faith came the strength, the courage, and the conviction necessary to pursue a hectic schedule of parish work, community and national service, and writing.

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