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Not needing all the words : Michael Ondaatje's literature of silence

Author: Annick Hillger
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2006.
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"This is the first study of the quest for self and Canadian identity in the fiction and poetry of Michael Ondaatje. Reading selected texts by Ondaatje, including the novels In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient and the poem "Birch Bark," Annick Hillger demonstrates how Ondaatje's writing both answers and challenges attempts to delineate the idea of a Canadian national self. She sets his work within the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hillger, Annick.
Not needing all the words.
Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607670908
Named Person: Michael Ondaatje; Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annick Hillger
ISBN: 9780773530300 0773530304
OCLC Number: 62691287
Description: x, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : reading "Birch bark" : --
how to mourn the loss of the Logos --
1. Orpheus is dismembered --
2. Writing disaster : "stars who implode into silence" --
3. "Moving to the clear" : a poetics of process --
4. The Dionysian principle of becoming --
5. The young poet and the fathers of Can.lit. --
6. The "sphinx of the unknown land" is a "dainty monster" --
7. Odysseus is never returning --
8. An archaeology of the "forgotten mother" : Lilith and Ishtar --
9. The art of healing : Mary, Conredemptrix --
Conclusion : "this sweet touch from the world."
Responsibility: Annick Hillger.
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Reading selected texts by Michael Ondaatje, including the novels "In the Skin of a Lion" and "The English Patient" and the poem "Birch Bark," this work demonstrates how his writing both answers and  Read more...

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