Jack Hodgins

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Jack Hodgins is a Canadian author of novels, short stories and—more recently—non-fiction texts. He is particularly well-known for his early novels and collections of short stories published in the 1970s and early 1980s. In his early texts he experimented with the boundaries of realism, and helped produce a Canadian version of magic realism in such novels as The Invention of the World (1977) and The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne (1979), which received the Governor General’s Award for fiction. His texts use a number of postmodernist devices (such as self-reflexiveness and genre rewriting) and concerns (questioning the nature of reality, history, language and meaning). The setting of the majority of his …

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Rzepa, Agnieszka. "Jack Hodgins". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 July 2013
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