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Adele Wiseman:
Essays on Her Works

Edited by: Ruth Panofsky

This collection of essays details the complexity and diversity of author Adele Wiseman. Writing in several different genres, from children’s books to plays and essays, Wiseman became one of the most renowned Canadian authors and won the Governor General’s Literary Award for her first novel, The Sacrifice. With the success of that novel at the age of 28, Wiseman came to prominence in both the United States and Canada quite early. Her second novel, Crackpot, about prostitution, was the subject of much critical debate.




Guernica Editions


A representation of the intellectual and artistic development of a writer, a teacher of creative writing, and a friend who helped so many other writers along their own paths.

Diane Stiles, Canadian Literature


Adele Wiseman was a seminal figure in Canadian letters. Always independent and wilful, she charted her own literary career, based on her unfailing belief in her artistic vision. This first book on Wiseman’s writing life presents her...


Over a period of forty years, from 1947 to 1986, Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman wrote to each other constantly. The topics they wrote about were as wide-ranging as their interests and experiences, and their...


Best known as the author of The Sacrifice and Crackpot, Adele Wiseman has also written children’s stories, plays, and memoirs. There has been a significant quantity of criticism about Wiseman’s writing, from book reviews...

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