What is Remembered

  • Isla Duncan


In its structural sophistication, richness of theme, and moral complexity, “The Love of a Good Woman” is one of the most thought-provoking stories in Munro’s oeuvre, arguably her most ambitious achievement. In the two collections published in the first half of the 2000s, namely Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and Runaway, the writer continues to surprise and challenge readers, and scholars. Much in the fictive territory is familiar — the southwest Ontario settings; one narrator’s impulsive infidelity, another’s long-practiced aloofness — but the reader will notice some changes in the landscape.


Canadian Shield Romantic Attachment Perfective Aspect Literary Fiction Female Protagonist 
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