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ATWOOD, Margaret. Strange Things : The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1995. First Printing. Pp. (4),v-vii,(1),1-126. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Clarendon Lectures in EnglishLiterature, 1991. "'Strange Things' explores a part of the imaginative lan dscape 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 'GreyOwl Syndrome' of white writers going native; the folklore arising from the mysterious -- and disasterous -- Franklin expedition of the nineteenth cen tury; 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." - from the dustjacket. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 30.00
Title: Strange Things : The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1995, ISBN:0198119763:
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