van Herk, Aritha
December 2010
Alberta Views;Dec2010, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p27
The article profiles Robert Kroetsch, a writer who lives in Alberta. It outlines that Kroetsch worked as a labourer and purser on Mackenzie River barges. It notes that his novels, books of poetry, and non-fiction works put emphasis on an elusive, extraordinary, and distinctive province. He embodies relentlessness which is more indigenous to the province than any other. It points out that his chronicles of hyperbolic place articulated the province.


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