Canadian Culture: An Introductory Reader

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Canadian Scholars’ Press, 1997 - Social Science - 399 pages
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The surest way to the hearts of a Canadian audience is to inform them that their souls are to be identified with rock, rapids, wilderness, and virgin (but exploitable) forest. This critical statement no longer explains Canada's largely urban culture. Multiculturalism, feminism, postmodernism, and regionalism--these and other vital movements jostle for expression in today's Canada. Wherever there's a centre, a new margin vies for attention. Whenever a new voice catches the country's ear, another appears to challenge it. However styles form, new ways of expression keep shaping themselves. Nation without a narrative? Yes. But in the music, literature, painting, history and popular culture of this country, you can always find a soul.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
MARGINS AND CENTRES
25
Dennis Reid
31
Pierre Berton
37
Sylvia Van Kirk
57
Linda Hutcheon
65
Maria Tippett
73
Carl Berger
83
Frank Watt
213
An Introduction
233
F R Scott
243
E J Pratt
253
A Boys Prairie
263
Klein
273
Stephen Leacock
285
A W Purdy
295

Robert Service
96
The Cremation of Sam McGee
103
Gilles Vigneault
131
Hugh MacLennan
163
MarieClaire Blais
171
Michael Greenstein
179
Daniel Francis
189
Sir Adolphe Basile Routhier
207
Timothy Findley
301
Bob Doug MacKenzie
311
Joan Murray
321
Marlene Nourbese Philip
335
John Ross Matheson
353
SOURCES
397
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Dr. Elspeth Cameron is the author of three award-winning biographies: Hugh Maclennan: A Writer's Life, Irving Layton: A Portrait and Earle Birney: A Life. She also published an award-winning memoir in 1997 titled No Previous Experience. Professor Cameron teaches in the English Language and Literature department at Brock University.

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