Carol Shields's Magic Wand: Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary
Massoura, Kiriaki, British Journal of Canadian Studies
Adriana Trozzi, Carol Shields's Magic Wand: Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary (Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 2001), 401pp. Paper. 20.66 Euros. ISBN 8-8831-9591-4.
What first took me by surprise in Adriana Trozzi's book of secondary criticism is that it contains no acknowledgements and, more importantly, no introductory chapter. An introduction would be useful as the place in the book where Trozzi explains to her readers why she chose the specific title, how she intends to interpret Shields's writing and what kind of organisation her book has (chronological, thematic).
As it is, the book covers an impressive number of Carol Shields's texts in chronological order, …
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Publication information: Article title: Carol Shields's Magic Wand: Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary. Contributors: Massoura, Kiriaki - Author. Journal title: British Journal of Canadian Studies. Volume: 17. Issue: 1 Publication date: May 2004. Page number: 157+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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