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Rudy Wiebe

Rudy Wiebe

Essays On His Works

By Bianca Lakoseljac

The anthology, Rudy Wiebe: Essays on His Works, compiled and edited by Bianca Lakoseljac, examines Wiebe’s works and his achievements as an author, editor, professor and mentor who helped shape successful authors and encouraged a passion for Canadian literature. Intriguingly, while Wiebe’s writing has been labeled as “brilliant” and “magnificent,” it has also been seen as “challenging” due in part to his propensity for a rather Faulknerian turn of phrase and his use of multifaceted storymaking approaches, such as intertextual and intratextual dynamics, and the sociopolitical views and religious beliefs they embody. Rudy Wiebe’s literary work raises him to the status of a Canadian literary icon whose fiction and nonfiction are seen as major contributions to Canadian literature, and will continue to be enjoyed for generations to come.


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[A] mythological haunting and Wiebe’s near-obsessive desire to tell stories in the in-between space separating truth and lies explains the production of Wiebe’s illustrious career. He has left his mark, and this collection is a generous rendering of his legacy.

Michael Bryson, The Miramichi Reader

A worthy celebration of an artist who made a significant mark on the literary landscape of this country, particularly in his groundbreaking work as a Mennonite prairie writer.

Angie Abdou, Alberta Views


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About the author

Bianca Lakoseljac is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist. She is a published author of two novels, a collection of short stories, and a book of poetry. She holds an MA and an Honours BA in English Literature from York University. Bianca is the recipient of the Matthew Ahern Memorial Award in Literature. She won the Book Excellence Award for Fiction. Over a ten year period, she taught communication at Humber College and Ryerson University.