6 X 9 inches, 136 pages
18 photos, 1 chart
|ISBN 978 1 897323 28 1
The Master's Wife: The Book and the Place
Essays on Sir Andrew Macphail's "Masterpiece"
John Flood, Editor
Archives of Canadian Arts, Culture, and Heritage
THE MASTER'S WIFE is a world-class book rooted in a particular Island locality. The Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead - encompassing
the house, buildings, fields, woodlands and river
of the original family farm - seems to me a fine "parish" where "place attachments" can be both practised and preached.
• Finalist, Atlantic Book Awards for Non-Fiction, 2014
• Recipient, PEI Heritage Award, 2014
Aside from being the busy proprieter and president of Penumbra Press, John Flood has penned two volumes of poetry of his own, The Land They Occupied (Porcupine's Quill Inc.) and No Longer North (Black Moss Press).
He was also the founding editor of two literary and fine arts magazines, Boréal and Northward Journal: A Quarterly of Northern Arts, and the managing editor of The Literary Review of Canada. He presided over Carleton University Press from 1994 to 1998, where he now serves as an adjunct professor. And like many Penumbra authors, he is listed in the Canadian Who's Who.
He holds a B.A from Saint Dunstan's University (Charlottetown), an M.A. from University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. from University of Toronto. He specializes in Northern and Native literature through the critical lens of reader response theory. Mr. Flood was a professor of English language and Literature for twenty-four years at College Universitaire de Hearst, which once appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest university in the world. Mr. Flood was the entire department of English.
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