A massive severe examine of Canadian literature, putting the world over winning anglophone Canadian authors within the context in their nationwide literary historical past. whereas the point of interest of the publication is on twentieth-century and modern writing, it additionally charts the historic improvement of Canadian literature and discusses vital eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors. The chapters specialize in 4 crucial issues in Canadian tradition: Ethnicity, Race, Colonisation; Wildernesses, towns, areas; hope; and Histories and tales. each one bankruptcy combines case stories of 5 key texts with a wide dialogue of options and ways, together with postcolonial and postmodern studying suggestions and theories of house, position and wish. Authors selected for shut research contain Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro, Leonard Cohen, Thomas King and Carol Shields.
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