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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

Summerland

By George Ryga

Summerland completes the publication project Talonbooks began in 1990, with the publication of The Athabasca Ryga, a collection of Ryga’s early writings from his Alberta years until 1963. The 1960’s, after the Rygas moved to Summerland, B.C., were a period of growing artistic strength and commercial success for Ryga, culminating the creative triumph of The Ecstasy of Rita Joe. The largely unpublished writings included in Summerland show him return, after the success of The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, to the large, difficult political and social questions which had inspired him from the earliest days of his long intellectual journey of self-discovery.

ISBN 13: 9780889223134 | ISBN 10: 889223130
6 W x 9 H x 1 D inches | 448 pages
$34.95 CAN / $29.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Fiction | Bisac: FIC000000

About the Contributors

George Ryga

In 1967, George Ryga soared to national fame with The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, which has since evolved into a modern classic. A self-proclaimed artist in resistance, Ryga takes the role of a fierce and fearless social commentator in most of his plays, and his work is renowned for its vivid and thrilling theatricality. George Ryga died of stomach cancer in Summerland, BC, in 1987 and will always be remembered and cherished as one of Canada’s most prolific and powerful writers. His memory was publicly honoured at the BC Book Prizes ceremony in 1993.

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George Ryga: The Prairie Novels

George Ryga
Edited by James Hoffman
Drama

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George Ryga: The Other Plays

George Ryga
Edited by James Hoffman
Drama

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Summerland

George Ryga
Fiction

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The Athabasca Ryga

George Ryga
Edited by E. David Gregory
Fiction

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In the Shadow of the Vulture

George Ryga
Fiction

The Ecstasy of Rita Joe
Ecstasy of Rita Joe, The

George Ryga
Drama


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