Playing Dead: a contemplation concerning the Arctic
"Playing Dead A Contemplation Concerning the Arctic " by two time Governor General s Award winner Rudy Wiebe is the first book in NeWest s Landmark Editions Series First released in 1989 this collection won the Alberta Culture Non Fiction Award These essays take a critical look at the history mystery and spirituality of a region that Wiebe would have us see as a vital aspect of our Canadianism one we ignore at the peril of our nationhood
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