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Strange things : the malevolent North in Canadian literature

Summary: "Strange Things explores a part of the imaginative landscape of one of the most esteemed and popular of contemporary writers, Margaret Atwood." "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 disastrousFranklin 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • ISBN: 0198119763
  • ISBN: 9780198119760
  • Physical Description: print
    vii, 126 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-120) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew -- The grey owl syndrome -- Eyes of blood, heart of ice: the wendigo -- Linoleum caves.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also issued online.
Subject: Canadian literature History and criticism
National characteristics, Canadian, in literature
Horror tales, Canadian History and criticism
Gothic revival (Literature) Canada
Wilderness areas in literature
Nature in literature
Evil in literature
Myth in literature
Canada (Nord) dans la littérature
Littérature canadienne-anglaise Histoire et critique
Nature Dans la littérature
Récits d'horreur canadiens Histoire et critique
Roman gothique Canada
Littérature canadienne Histoire et critique
Littérature canadienne de langue anglaise Thèmes, motifs
Canada (Nord) dans la littérature
Canada, Northern In literature
Canada, Northern In literarature
Canada (nord) Dans la littérature
Canada Dans la littérature

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