Return of the Sphinx
Alan Ainslie is an able and dedicated man high in the government. Daniel Ainslie, his son, is a member of an explosive movement impelled by the naive rebelliousness of the New Left. Hugh MacLennan weaves a complex and story of two generations in conflict. Originally published in 1967, Return of the Sphinx is something of a sequel to the more optimistic Two Solitudes and reflects MacLennan's disenchantment with the world in general and the apparently intractable French-English debate in Canada.
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Excellent book, deep in its themes and expansive in its scope. Should be read by anyone who wants to understand what Canada is all about. I had read Two Solitudes a number of years ago and I wondered ... Read full review
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