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The Resource Constance Lindsay Skinner : writing on the frontier, Jean Barman

Constance Lindsay Skinner : writing on the frontier, Jean Barman

Label
Constance Lindsay Skinner : writing on the frontier
Title
Constance Lindsay Skinner
Title remainder
writing on the frontier
Statement of responsibility
Jean Barman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Constance Lindsay Skinner made a living as a writer at a time when few men, and even fewer women, managed the feat. Born in 1877 on the British Columbia frontier, she worked as a journalist in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Chicago, before moving to New York City in 1912, where she supported herself by her pen until her death in 1939. Despite a prolific output - poetry, plays, short stories, histories, reviews, adult and children's novels - and in contrast to her reputation in the United States, she has remained virtually unknown in the country of her birth." "Reconstructing Constance Lindsay Skinner's writing life from her papers in the New York Public Library and from her publications, Jean Barman suggests several reasons for Skinner's success. As well as a capacity to respond to market forces by moving between genres, she possessed an aura of authenticity by virtue of her Canadian frontier heritage. As literary device, the frontier also gave her the freedom to tackle contentious issues, such as Aboriginal and hybrid identities, gender, and sexuality, that might otherwise have been far more difficult to get into print. Last, but very important to Skinner's writing career, was the willingness to subordinate her private self to the life of the imagination."
  • "Barman ponders Constance Lindsay Skinner's absence from the Canadian literary canon. She mixed with such twentieth-century personalities as Jack London, Harriet Monroe, Frederick Jackson Turner, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Cornelia Meigs, Long Lance, and Margaret Mitchell, yet was unreconized in her own country. Her sex was a factor, just as it was for fellow Canadian women writers. So was her facility at multiple genres, a talent that, even as it made possible a writing life, prevented her from achieving a major breakthrough in any one of them. Perhaps the most important factor was her identification with the frontier of a nation whose centre long shaped literary matters in its own image. Constance Lindsay Skinner makes a significant contribution to Canadian and American history and to literary and gender studies."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barman, Jean
Dewey number
  • 818/.5209
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR9199.3.S539
  • PS3537 K53
LC item number
  • Z56 2002
  • Z54 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skinner, Constance Lindsay
  • Authors, Canadian
  • Journalists
  • Canadians
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Editors
  • British Columbia
  • British Columbia
  • Skinner, Constance Lindsay
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors, Canadian
  • Canadians
  • Editors
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Journalists
  • Literature
  • British Columbia
  • United States
Label
Constance Lindsay Skinner : writing on the frontier, Jean Barman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-342) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing on the frontier -- A British Columbian inheritance -- Border crossing -- Beyond journalism -- Storytelling -- Engaging the frontier -- Private woman -- Old and new directions -- Return to the British Columbia frontier -- No more private woman -- Almost famous -- Reflections -- Appendix: Chronology of the life of Constance Lindsay Skinner
Control code
666911717
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 359 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442673274
Lccn
2003467296
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt52dbv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666911717
Label
Constance Lindsay Skinner : writing on the frontier, Jean Barman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-342) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing on the frontier -- A British Columbian inheritance -- Border crossing -- Beyond journalism -- Storytelling -- Engaging the frontier -- Private woman -- Old and new directions -- Return to the British Columbia frontier -- No more private woman -- Almost famous -- Reflections -- Appendix: Chronology of the life of Constance Lindsay Skinner
Control code
666911717
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 359 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442673274
Lccn
2003467296
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt52dbv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666911717

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