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Selected Criticism on Robert Kroetsch

Books

1980
Thomas, Peter. Robert Kroetsch. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre.
 
1986
Lecker, Robert. Robert Kroetsch. Boston: Twayne Publishers.
 
1989
Thomas, Peter. Robert Kroetsch and His Works. Toronto: ECW Press.
 
1991
Rudy-Dorscht, Susan. Women, Reading, Kroetsch: Telling the Difference. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
 
1992
Jones, Manina. “Rooting the Borrowed Word: Appropriation and Voice in Kroetsch’s ‘Seed Catalogue’.” Inside the Poem: Essays and Poems in Honour of Donald Stephens. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 113-22.
 
Munton, Ann. “Robert Kroetsch and His Works.” Canadian Writers and Their Works. Toronto: ECW, 67-186.
 
1994
Tiefensee, Diane. The Old Dualities: Deconstructing Robert Kroetsch and His Critics. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.
 
1997
Florby, Gunilla. The Margin Speaks: A Study of Margaret Laurence and Robert Kroetsch from a Post-Colonial Point of View. Lund: Lund University Press.
 
2002
Bertacco, Simona. Out of Place: The Writings of Robert Kroetsch. New York: Peter Lang.
 
2005
Rudy, Susan. “‘The Desperate Love Story That Poetry Is’: Robert Kroetsch’s The Hornbooks of Rita K.” Writing in Our Time: Canada’s Radical Poetries in English (1957-2003). Eds. Pauline Butling and Susan Rudy. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 115-126.
 
2008
Cowan T., L. “Genealogies of Sex and Landscape in Poetry by Robert Kroetsch and Shane Rhodes.” The Body and the Book: Writings on Poetry and Sexuality. Eds. Glennis Byron and Andrew J. Sneddon. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 113-134.
 
Dudek, Debra. “‘Prairie as Flat as the Sea’: Realizing Kroetsch’s ‘Spending the Morning on the Beach’.” West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature. Eds. Sue Sorensen and Warren Cariou. Winnipeg, MB: CMU, 260-271.
 
2009
Riegel, Christian. “Pastoral Elegy, Memorial, Writing: Robert Kroetsch’s ‘Stone Hammer Poem.’” Wild Words: Essays on Alberta Writing. Eds. Donna Coates and George Melnyk. Edmonton: AU Press, 47-58.
 
2010
Zichy, Francis. Disenchanted Modernity in Robert Kroetsch’s The Studhorse Man: Biology and Culture, Sex and Gender, Eugenics and Contraception, Writing and Reading. New York: Peter Lang.
 
2012
Hariharan, B. The Carnival World of Robert Kroetsch. New Delhi: Creative Books.
 

Articles

1984
Bennett, Donna. “Weathercock: The Directions of Report.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 116-145.
 
Blodgett, E.D. “The Book, its Discourse, and the Lyric: Notes on Robert Kroetsch’s Field Notes.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 195-205.
 
Brown, Russell. “Seeds and Stones: Unhiding in Kroetsch’s Poetry.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 154-175.
 
Fitzgerald, Judith. “Structure and Coherence in Robert Kroetsch’s Alibi.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 79-82.
 
Godard, Barbra. “Other Fictions: Robert Kroetsch’s Criticism.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 5-21.
 
Kamboureli, Smaro. “A Poem out of Love: An Interview with Robert Kroetsch on The Sad Phoenician.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 47-52.
 
Kizuk, A.R. “Meaning and Narrative Strategies in the Novels of Robert Kroetsch.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 57-70.
 
Kroeller, Eva-Marie. “History and Photography in Robert Kroetsch’s Alibi.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 71-78.
 
Lecker, Robert. “Con/Texts of Desire: Robert Kroetsch’s Alibi.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 83-98.
 
Mandel, Ann. “Robert Kroetsch: rara avis. A Review of Kroetsch’s Critical Essays.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 53-56.
 
McKay, Don. “At Work and Play in The Ledger.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 146-153.
 
Neuman, Shirley. “Figuring the Reader, Figuring the Self in Field Notes: Double or noting.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 176-194.
 
Seim, Jeannette. “Horses & Houses: Further Readings in Kroetsch’s Badlands and Sinclair Ross’s As for Me and My House.” Open Letter. Fifth Series. 8-9 (Summer/Fall): 99-115.
 
1990
Arnason, David. “Robert Kroetsch’s Seed Catalogue: The Deconstruction of the Meta-Narrative of the Cowboy.” Contemporary Manitoba Writers: New Critical Studies. Ed. Kenneth James Hughes. Winnipeg: Turnstone, 79-92.
 
1991
Bowering, George. “The Stump.” West Coast Line 25.2: 33-38.

Clark, David L. “Forget Heidegger; or, Why I am Such a Clever Postmodernist.” Rev. of The Lovely Treachery of Words. Canadian Poetry. 29. 59-70.
 
1992
Banting, Pamela. “Translating Poetics: Composing the Body Canadian.” Dissertation Abstracts International 53.1: 154A-55A.
 
1993
Banting, Pamela. “Robert Kroetsch’s Translation Poetics: Questions of Composition in the (Rosetta) ‘Stone Hammer Poem’ and Seed Catalogue.” West Coast Line 27.1: 92-107.
 
Hill, Gerald. “Reading in Completed Field Notes.” Textual Studies in Canada 3: 99-110.
 
Pati, Mitali R. “Robert Kroetsch;s Rhetoric of Dis-Closure in The Sad Phonecian.” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 1.1: 48-56.
 
Reimer, Douglas. “Heideggerian Elements in Robert Kroetsch’s ‘Seed Catalogue’.” Canadian Literature 136: 115-28.
 
1994
Ball, John. “Framing the American Abroad: A Comparitive Study of Robert Kroetsch’s Gone Indian and Janet Frame’s The Carpathians.” Canadian Literature 141 (Summer): 38-49.
 
1995
Cook, Meira. “Postscripts for ‘Letters to Salonika’.” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 37: 42-61.
 
Ricou, Laurie. “Pizza Pizza – The Puppeteer by Robert Kroetsch.” Canadian Literature 146 (Autumn): 140-141.
 
1996
Campbell, Wanda. “Strange Plantings: Robert Kroetsch’s Seed Catalogue.” Studies in Canadian Literature 21.1: 17-36.
 
Whetter, Darryl. “The Birds, the Bees, and Kristeva: An Examination of Sexual Desire in the Nature of Poetry of Daphne Marlatt, Robert Kroetsch, and Tim Lilburn.” Studies in Canadian Literature 21.2: 37-48.
 
1998 Banting, Pamela. “‘The Gopher Was the Model’: The Semiotic Contributions of Small Mammals to Robert Kroetsch’s Literary Technique.” New Quarterly: New Directions in Canadian Writing 18.1: 201-215.
 
Diehl-Jones, Charlene. “Afterward: I Wanted to Write a Manifesto Too.” New Quarterly: New Directions in Canadian Writing 18.1: 304-17.
 
Enright, Robert. “Panning for Fictional Gold: Kroetsch Strikes it Rich in the Klondike (The Man from the Creeks).” Border Crossings 17.2 (May): 8.
 
Kerr, Don. “Autoby.” New Quarterly: New Directions in Canadian Writing 18.1: 70-82.
 
Libin, Mark. “Circling Alberta: Home and Inscription in and around Robert Kroetsch.” New Quarterly: New Directions in Canadian Writing 18.1: 216-29.
 
Moss, John. “This Is a Poem.” New Quarterly: New Directions in Canadian Writing 18.1: 278-88.
 
Ramalhete, Roger Lemos. “Experiencing Kroetsch Experiencing Coimbra and Lusa: The Contagious Visions of Robert Kroetsch.” New Quarterly: New Directions in Canadian Writing 18.1: 230-34.
 
Spanos, William W. “Retrieving Bob Kroetsch on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday. New Quarterly: New Directions in Canadian Writing 18.1: 186-200.
 
Van Herk, Aritha and Brian Stanko. “De-Binarizing the Erotic Kroetsch.” New Quarterly: New Directions in Canadian Writing 18.1: 126-37.
 
1999
Henry, Richard. “Identity Crises/ Cries for Identity: Claiming the Canadian Prairie in the Novels of Robert Kroetsch.” World Literature Today 73.2 (Spring): 289-294.
 
2001
Henry, Richard. “Completed Field Notes: The Long Poems of Robert Kroetsch.” World Literature Today 75.3 (Summer): 153-154.
 
Edwards, Justin. “Going Native in Robert Kroetsch’s Gone Indian.” Studies in Canadian Literature 26.1:84-97
 
Naranjo Acosta, Isaias. “Visions of Heidegger in Dennis Lee and Robert Kroetsch.” University of Toronto Quarterly: A Canadian Journal of the Humanities 70.4: 869-80.
 
2002
Naranjo Acosta, Isaias. “Canadian Absences and American Presences in the Poetry of Robert Kroetsch.” Canadistica Canaria (1991-2000): Ensayos Literarios Anglocanadienses. La Laguna, Spain: Universidad de La Laguna. 141-161.
 
2003
Youngmin, Kim. “The Experimental Spirit in Canadian Poetry: Margaret Atwood, Eli Mandel, George Bowering, and the Experimental Poets Thereafter.” Journal of English Language and Literature 49.4: 755-80.
 
2004
Casas, Maria. “A Rose is a Rose is a Hero is a Horse: Naming and Referentiality in the Poetry of Robert Kroetsch and Gertrude Stein.” Language and Literature 13.2: 119-37.
 
2006
Clarke, Bronagh. “Canadian Citizens as Postcolonial Subjects? Reading Robert Kroetsch’s the Lovely Treachery of Words.” Critical Survey 18.3: 5-18.
 
2007
Naranjo Acosta, Isaias. “Of Liminal Man: Robert Kroetsch’s The Snowbird Poems.” Insights and Bearings: Festschrift for Dr. Juan Sebastian Amador Bedford. Tenerife, Canary Islands: Universidad de La Laguna. 277-289.
 
2008
Bates, Catherine. “Messing with the Archive: Back Doors, Rubbish and Traces in Robert Kroetsch’s the Hornbooks of Rita K.” SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism 37.2 [116]: 8-24.
 
Dudek, Debra. “‘Prairie as Flat as the Sea’: Realizing Kroetsch’s ‘Spending the Morning on the Beach’.” West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature. Eds. Sue Sorensen and Warren Cariou. Winnipeg, MB: CMU. 260-271. CSA. Web. 10 May 2010.
 
Thurgar-Dawson, Chris. “Lifelong Learning in the Lifelong Poem.” Masculinities in Text and Teaching. Ed. Ben Knights. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 155-169. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 11 August 2010.
 
2011
Naranjo, Isias. “Visions of Heidegger in Dennis Lee and Robert Kroetsch.” University of Toronto Quarterly 70.4 (Fall): 869-880.