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By Faye Hammill

A big severe examine of Canadian literature, putting across the world winning anglophone Canadian authors within the context in their nationwide literary background. whereas the focal point of the e-book is on twentieth-century and modern writing, it additionally charts the ancient improvement of Canadian literature and discusses very important eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors. The chapters specialise in 4 imperative issues in Canadian tradition: Ethnicity, Race, Colonisation; Wildernesses, towns, areas; wish; and Histories and tales. each one bankruptcy combines case stories of 5 key texts with a large dialogue of ideas and ways, together with postcolonial and postmodern analyzing innovations and theories of house, position and hope. Authors selected for shut research comprise Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro, Leonard Cohen, Thomas King and Carol Shields. Features*The first severe consultant to Canadian literature in English*Authors chosen at the foundation in their attractiveness on undergraduate courses*Combines historic and thematic ways to Canadian writing*Links shut interpreting of key texts with theoretical techniques to Canadian literature (10/1/08)

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HISTORICAL SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH Canada’s involved history of colonisation, immigration and federation complicates accounts of its literary production, and the term ‘Canadian literature in English’ must be carefully defined. It generally refers to all anglophone literary writing produced in what is now Canada, including the work of immigrant writers and certain temporary residents, as well as literature from regions which in the past were politically separate from Canada, such as Newfoundland.

Sara Jeannette Duncan, in her important novel The Imperialist (), analysed the society and political culture of a small Ontario town, as well as exploring imperial politics more broadly. Duncan was rare among her compatriots in that her firm allegiance to British culture did not preclude her admiration for American writers, especially William Dean Howells and Henry James. Like them, she was a committed realist, whereas a majority of Canadian novelists and novel-readers favoured idealistic, often didactic fiction, and deplored the influence of realism and naturalism.

HISTORICAL SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH Canada’s involved history of colonisation, immigration and federation complicates accounts of its literary production, and the term ‘Canadian literature in English’ must be carefully defined. It generally refers to all anglophone literary writing produced in what is now Canada, including the work of immigrant writers and certain temporary residents, as well as literature from regions which in the past were politically separate from Canada, such as Newfoundland.

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