Magazine article Queen's Quarterly

From the Editor

Magazine article Queen's Quarterly

From the Editor

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IN THIS ISSUE, two of our most accomplished authors delve into the personal and social turmoil that inspired two of this country's great literary talents. Denis Sampson's "Mavis Gallant and the Authentic Voices of the Dead" surveys the enormous body of work of a brilliant fiction writer who captured the sense of loss and fear seizing "the war generation." "The Road to Kamouraska," by Richard Teleky, takes us to the nineteenth-century St Lawrence community where Anne Hebert set her extraordinary novel Kamouraska--a tale of love, cruelty, murder, and lingering mystery. In so doing, he broaches another mystery that demands wider attention: how could such an unforgettable work be forgotten by so much of our literary world?

Also in our pages, Michael Posner examines the fascinating and unpredictable life of Katherine Angelina Hughes, who was raised in smalltown Prince Edward Island, and charted a bold course through careers in education, journalism, history writing, and the civil service-to eventually be swept up in revolutionary activism across the ocean. …

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