Rudy Wiebe's novels about the experience of people on the prairies, especially of such minority and/or politically disadvantaged groups as natives, Metis, and Mennonites, have brought the geography, climate, history, and society of this region to the attention and appreciation of readers throughout the world. And scholars from throughout the world (and particularly from Europe), as well as from across Canada, have already travelled to Calgary to work on the extensive holdings of his manuscripts, correspondence, and other personal and professional papers. The Rudy Wiebe Papers, First Accession, describes these holdings in valuable detail indispensable to the growing body of scholars, readers, writers, and others fascinated with the work of one of Canada's most important authors. This description is prefaced with a useful biocritical essay by Jon Kertzer, surveying Wiebe's life and work and offering an original and cogent commentary on both.
Publisher: University of Calgary Press