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Strange Things : The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature - Margaret Atwood

Strange Things

The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature

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Published: 4th March 2004
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Margaret Atwood's witty and informative book focuses on the imaginative mystique of the wilderness of the Canadian North. She discusses the 'Grey Owl Syndrome' of white writers going native; the folklore arising from the mysterious-- and disastrous -- Franklin expedition of the nineteenth century; the myth of the dreaded snow monster, the Wendigo; the relations between nature writing and new forms of Gothic; and how a fresh generation of women writers in Canada have adapted the imagery of the Canadian North for the exploration of contemporary themes of gender, the family and sexuality. Writers discussed include Robert Service, Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, E.J. Pratt, Marian Engel, Margaret Laurence, and Gwendolyn MacEwan.

This superbly written and compelling portrait of the mysterious North is at once a fascinating insight into the Canadian imagination, and an exciting new work from an outstanding literary presence.

[a] wittily patriotic collection of lectures - INDEPENDENT on Sunday

ISBN: 9781844080823
ISBN-10: 184408082X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 4th March 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 11.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1