Jane Urquhart Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Fitzgerald, Judith. Review of I Am Walking in the Garden of His Imaginary Palace, by Jane Urquhart. Quill & Quire 48, No. 10 (October 1982): 33.

Praises I Am Walking in the Garden of His Imaginary Palace as "an extraordinarily well-designed and meticulously crafted book," but laments the quality of the verse.

Houston, Gary. "Symbolism Swirls around Images." Chicago Tribune (21 March 1990): section 5: 3.

Mixed review in which the critic lauds the prose style and symbolism of The Whirlpool, but faults the narrative as lacking dramatic interest.

Manguel, Alberto. "Northern Lights: Canada Heats Up." Village Voice 33, No. 42 (18 October 1988): 52-3, 101.

Discusses the genre of the short story in Canada, briefly mentioning Urquhart's work as reflected in the pieces collected in Storm Glass. The critic also discusses work by Rohinton Mistry, Sandra Birdsell, and Graeme Gibson.

Ross, Val. "Going for the Magical Is Dangerous." The Toronto Globe and Mail (27 September 1993): C1.

Feature article written on the occasion of the publication of Away. Ross discusses Urquhart's emphasis on place, identity, and obsession in her novels.

Seaman, Donna. "Love and Art." Booklist 89, No. 14 (15 March 1993): 1296.

Compares Urquhart's Changing Heaven to Barbara Anderson's Portrait of the Artist's Wife. Seaman states that both novels "are about the entanglement of love and art, but while [Anderson's is] about creation and fulfillment, the other explores obsession and isolation."