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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Robert Thacker

Robert Thacker has been writing about Alice Munro since 1976. His critical biography, Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives, was published by McClelland and Stewart in 2005. He is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Canadian Studies at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York, near Ottawa.

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Robert Thacker

No Problem Here

Munro's latest continues, extends, returns, surprises. September 2009
When Alice Munro’s recent collection, The View from Castle Rock, appeared in 2006, some of its reviews had an intriguing echo of the critique Willa Cather received from Granville Hicks and Lionel Trilling in the 1930s. These two titans aimed gloves-off assessments at Cather even though she was arguably the leading American novelist of the…