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category: Literary Collections
published: Oct 1997
ISBN:9780776616957
publisher: University of Ottawa Press

Stories Subversive

Through the Field with Gloves Off: Short Fiction by Nellie L. McClung

by Nellie McClung, edited by Marilyn I. Davis

tagged: canadian, short stories (single author)
Description

First-wave feminist, activist, and social reformer, Nellie McClung ranked as one of the most popular Canadian authors and among the liveliest critics of Canada's male-dominated society. Well ahead of her time, McClung was known as a writer who dared to discuss taboo topics, and for her inimitable humour, which rivals that of Stephen Leacock. This selection of her best short fiction includes depictions of difficult rural living conditions in Western Canada as well as "consciousness-raising" stories reflecting the undue restrictions on women and the anti-female laws and attitudes of her day.

About the Authors

Nellie McClung

Poet Nellie McClung shared the same name with her famous suffragette grandmother. She lived in Vancouver, BC and took her inspiration from the mountains and the sea. Nellie McLung published numerous books and chapbooks during her life, including My Sex is Ice Cream and Salt Whistle Bay (both from Ekstasis Editions). She passed away in 2009.

Marilyn I. Davis

Poet Nellie McClung shared the same name with her famous suffragette grandmother. She lived in Vancouver, BC and took her inspiration from the mountains and the sea. Nellie McLung published numerous books and chapbooks during her life, including My Sex is Ice Cream and Salt Whistle Bay (both from Ekstasis Editions). She passed away in 2009.
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