William Albert Hickman Biography

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Dictionary of Literary Biography on William Albert Hickman

Underrated because of the brevity of his career and the paucity of his output, Albert Hickman nevertheless deserves a more important place in Canadian letters. His contributions to the adventure narrative, the romantic genre, the ironic mode, and the novella form distinguish him as a fairly innovative writer intent on ushering in a new century with fiction whose explicit self-consciousness distinguishes it refreshingly from earlier works containing implicit Victorian self-interest. Unfortunately, all his novels and stories are in first editions and out of print, but several of them are worthy of reprinting in scholarly editions because of their enduring contemporaneity. Canadian Nights (1914), a collection of loosely interrelated stories and short novels with vivid Maritime settings, articulate characters, and convincing narrators, is of particular interest in this respect, possibly reading even better today than when the tales first appeared in The Century: The American Magazine during the first...

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