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Bibliography of Works about Alice Munro


Besner, Neil Kalman. Introducing Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women: a reader’s guide. Toronto: ECW Press, 1990.

Blodgett, E. D. Alice Munro. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988.

Carrington, Ildikó de Papp. Controlling the Uncontrollable: the fiction of Alice Munro. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1989.

Carscallen, James. The Other Country: patterns in the writing of Alice Munro. Toronto: ECW Press, 1993.

Cox, Alisa. Alice Munro. Tavistock: Northcote House, 2004.

Hallvard, Dahlie. Alice Munro and Her Works. Toronto: ECW Press, 1984.

Hebel, Ajay. The Tumble of Reason: Alice Munro’s discourse of absence. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.

Howells, Coral Ann. Alice Munro. New York: Manchester University Press, 1998.

MacKendrick, Louis King. Some Other Reality: Alice Munro’s Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. Toronto: ECW Press, 1993.

____. Ed. Probable Fictions: Alice Munro’s narrative acts. Downsview, Ontario: ECW Press, 1983.

Martin, W.R. Alice Munro: paradox and parallel. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1987.

Mazur, Carol. Alice Munro: an Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007.

McCaig, JoAnn. Reading In: Alice Munro’s archives. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2002.

Miller, Judith, ed. The Art of Alice Munro: saying the unsayable: papers from the Waterloo conference. Waterloo: Waterloo Press, 1984.

Munro, Sheila. Lives of Mother and Daughters: growing up with Alice Munro. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2001.

Pfaus, B. Alice Munro. Ottawa: Golden Dog Press, 1984.

Rasporich, Beverly Jean. Dance of the Sexes: art and gender in the fiction of Alice Munro. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1990.

Redekop, Magdalene. Mothers and Other Clowns: the stories of Alice Munro. New York: Routledge, 1992.

Ross, Catherine Sheldrick. Alice Munro: a double life. Toronto: ECW Press, 1992.

Smythe, Karen E. Figuring Grief: Gallant, Munro and the poetics of elegy. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992.

Steele, Apollonia and Tener, Jean F., editors. The Alice Munro Papers: Second Accession. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1987.

Thacker, Robert. Alice Munro: writing her lives: a biography. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2005.

____. Ed. The Rest of the Story: critical essays on Alice Munro. Toronto: ECW Press, 1999.


Beran, Carol. "The Pursuit of Happiness: A Study of Alice Munro’s Fiction." Social Science Journal. 2000. 37.3 (2000): 329.

Buitenhuis, Peter. "The Wilds of the Past." Books in Canada 19.4 (May 1990): 19.

Canitz, Christa. and Seamon, Roger. "The Rhetoric of Fictional Realism in the Stories of Alice Munro." Canadian Literature. 150 (Autumn 1996): 67.

Clark, Miriam Marty. "Allegories of Reading in Alice Munro’s ‘Carried Away.’" Contemporary Literature. 37.1 (Spring 1996):49.

Crouse, David. "Resisting Reduction." Canadian Literature. 146 (Autumn 1995):51.

de Papp Carrington, Ildikó. "Definitions of a Fool: Alice Munro’s ‘Walking on Water.’" Studies in Short Fiction. 28.2 (Spring 1991):135.

____. "‘Don’t Tell (on) Daddy’: Narrative Complexity in Alice Munro’s ‘the Love of a Good Woman.’ " Studies in Short Fiction. 33.2 (Spring 1997): 159.

____. "Talking Dirty: Alice Munro’s ‘Open Secrets’ and John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men.’" Studies in Short Fiction. 31.4 (Fall 1994): 595.

____. "What’s in a Title?: Alice Munro’s ‘Carried Away.’" Studies in Short Fiction. 20.4 (Fall 1993): 555.

Elliott, Gayle. "A Different Track: Feminist meta-narrative in Alice Munro’s ‘Friend of My Youth.’" Journal of Modern Literature. 20.1 (Summer 1996): 75.

Fowler, Rowena. "The Art of Alice Munro: The Beggar Maid and Lives of Girls and Women." Critique. 25.4 (Summer 1984): 189.

Garson, Marjorie. "Alice Munro and Charlotte Bronte." University of Toronto Quarterly. 69.4 (Fall 2000): 783.

Genoways, Ted. "Ordinary Outsiders." Virginia Quarterly Review 82.3 (Summer 2006): 80-81.

Creighton, David. "In Search of Alice Munro." Books in Canada 23.4 (May 1994): 19.

Gittings, Cristopher E.. "Constructing a Scots-Canadian Ground: Family history and cultural translation in Alice Munro." Studies in Short Fiction 34.1 (Winter 1997): 27

Hiscock, Andrew. "Longing for a Human Climate: Alice Munro’s ‘Friend of My Youth’ and the culture of loss." Journal of Commonwealth Literature 32.2 (1997): 18.

Houston, Pam. "A Hopeful Sign: The making of metonymic meaning in Munro’s ‘Meneseteung.’" Kenyon Review 14.4 (Fall 1992): 79.

Lynch, Gerald. "No Honey, I’m Home." Canadian Literature 160 (Spring 1999): 73.

Levene, Mark. "It Was About Vanishing: A Glimpse of Alice Munro’s Stories." University of Toronto Quarterly 68.4 (Fall 1999): 841.

Martin, W.R., and Ober, Warren. "The Comic Spirit in Alice Munro’s Open Secrets: ‘A Real Life’ and ‘The Jack Randa Hotel.’" Studies in Short Fiction 35.1 (Winter 1998): 41.

Mayberry, Katherine J. "Every Last Thing...Everlasting: Alice Munro and the limits of narrative." Studies in Short Fiction 29.4 (Fall 1992): 531.

McCombs, Judith. "Searching Bluebeard’s Chambers: Grimm, Gothic, and Bible Mysteries in Alice Munro’s ‘The Love of a Good Woman.’" American Review of Canadian Studies 30.3 (Autumn 2000): 327.

McGill, Robert. "Somewhere I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: Alice Munro’s Fiction of Distance." Journal of Commonwealth Literature 37.1 (2002): 9.

McGill, Robert. "Where Do You Think You Are? Alice Munro’s Open Houses." Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. 35.4 (December 2002): 103.

Morgenstern, Naomi. "The Baby or the Violin? Ethics and Femininity in the Fiction of Alice Munro." Literature Interpretation Theory 14.2 (April-June 2003): 69.

Nunes, Mark. "Postmodern ‘Piercing’: Alice Munro’s contingent ontologies." Studies in Short Fiction 34.1 (Winter, 1998): 11.

Pruitt, Virginia. "Gender Relations: Alice Munro’s ‘Differently’ and ‘Carried Away’." Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 64.4 (Fall 2000): 494.

Ross, Catherine Sheldrick. "Alice Munro: A Double Life." Books in Canada 21.3 (April 1992): 16.

_____. "Too Many Things: Reading Alice Munro’s ‘The Love of a Good Woman.’" University of Toronto Quarterly 71.3 (Summer 2002): 786.

Rule, Jane. "A Tribute to Literary Mothers." Herizons 19.4 (Spring 2006): 26-27.

Simpson, Mona. "A Quiet Genius." Atlantic Monthly 288.5 (Dec 2001): 126.

Smythe, Karen. "The Ethics of Epiphany in Munrovian Elegy." University of Toronto Quarterly 60.4 (Summer 1991): 493.

Solotaroff, Ted. "Life Stories." Nation 259.18 (November 28, 1994): 665-668.

Somacarrera, Pilar. "Speech Presentation and ‘Coloured’ Narrative in Alice Munro’s Who Do You Think You Are?" Textual Studies in Canada 10/11 (Winter 1988): 69.

Timson, J.. "Merciful Light." Maclean’s 103.19 (May 7 1990): 66.

Turbide, Diane. "The Incomparable Storyteller." Maclean’s 107.42 (October 17 1994): 46.

Various authors. "Appreciations of Alice Munro." Virginia Quarterly Review 82.3 (Summer 2006): 91-107.

Walbert, Kate. "Munro Doctrine." Nation 250.19 (May 14 1990): 678.

Weinhouse, Linda. "Alice Munro: Hard-luck stories or there is no sexual relation." Critique 36.2 (Winter 1995): 121.


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