Words of My Roaring

Words of My Roaring

Paperback Currents in Canadian Literature

By (author) Robert Kroetsch, Introduction by Thomas Wharton

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  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 224mm x 18mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Alberta
  • ISBN 10: 0888643497
  • ISBN 13: 9780888643490
  • Sales rank: 1,377,094

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I was electioneering. By God, people were listening. People were looking my way. And some joker with his arse beginning to ache from sitting too long on a nail had to clear his throat and chip in, "Backstrom, what have you got to offer?" I looked at the speaker and saw he was a farmer and I said, "Mister, how would you like some rain?" A new edition of another classic from one of Canada's most enduring novelists.

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Born in Heisler, Alberta, Robert Kroetsch published his first novel, But We are Exiles in 1965, and his book The Studhorse Man (1969) won the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Throughout his career, he steadily elaborated his indelible mark on Canadian writing with his fiction, non-fiction, poetry, teaching, and scholarship.

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Robert Kroetsch has spent his life writing about his favourite place - Alberta. On this week's Trailblazers, we sit down with the famed prairie author who received one of this year's Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards.