Robert Kroetsch

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Robert Kroetsch, OC (June 26, 1927 – June 21, 2011)[1] was a Canadian novelist, poet and non-fiction writer. In his fiction and critical essays, as well as in the journal he co-founded, Boundary 2, he was an influential figure in Canada in introducing ideas about postmodernism.[2]

He was born in Heisler, Alberta.[2] He began his academic career at Binghamton University (State University of New York); after returning to Canada in the mid-1970s he taught at the University of Manitoba. Kroetsch spent several years in Vancouver, British Columbia, before returning to Winnipeg, then to retirement in Alberta, where he continued to write. In 2004 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[2]

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Novels[edit]

  • But We Are Exiles - 1965
  • The Words of My Roaring - 1966
  • The Studhorse Man - 1969 (winner of the 1969 Governor General's Award for Fiction)
  • Gone Indian - 1973
  • Badlands - 1975
  • What the Crow Said - 1978
  • Alibi - 1983
  • The Puppeteer - 1992
  • The Man from the Creeks - 1998

Poetry[edit]

  • The Stone Hammer Poems - 1975
  • The Ledger - 1975
  • Seed Catalogue - 1977
  • The Sad Phoenician - 1979
  • The Criminal Intensities of Love as Paradise - 1981
  • Field Notes: Collected Poems - 1981
  • Advice to My Friends - 1985
  • Excerpts from the Real Worlds: A Prose Poem in Ten Parts - 1986
  • Completed Field Notes: The Long Poems of Robert Kroetsch - 1989
  • The Hornbooks of Rita K - 2001 (nominated for a Governor General's Award)
  • The Snowbird Poems - 2004
  • Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait - 2010
  • I'm Getting Old Now- unknown

Other[edit]

  • Alberta - 1968
  • The Crow Journals - 1980
  • Labyrinths of Voice: Conversations with Robert Kroetsch - 1982
  • Letter to Salonika - 1983
  • The Lovely Treachery of Words: Essays Selected and New - 1989
  • A Likely Story: The Writing Life - 1995
  • Abundance: The Mackie House Conversations about the Writing Life - 2007 (with John Lent)

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