Kenneth J. Hughes and Birk Sproxton (essay date summer 1975)
SOURCE: Hughes, Kenneth J., and Birk Sproxton. “‘Malcolm's Katie’: Images and Songs.” Canadian Literature, no. 55 (summer 1975): 55-64.
[In the following essay, Hughes and Sproxton argue that “Malcolm's Katie” consists of several intertwined love stories.]
Isabella Valancy Crawford's “Malcolm's Katie,” as we learn from the sub-title, is a love story. But even the most cursory reading reveals that this is not simply the story of love between a man and a woman. “Malcolm's Katie” in fact consists of a series of interrelated love stories. In addition to the story of the love of Max and Katie, we have the story of Malcolm's love for his daughter, the...
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