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Survival : a thematic guide to Canadian literature

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When first published in 1972, Survival was considered the most startling book ever written about Canadian literature. Since then, it has continued to be read and taught, and it continues to shape the way Canadians look at themselves. Distinguished, provocative, and written in effervescent, compulsively readable prose, Survival is simultaneously a book of criticism, a manifesto, and a collection of personal and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 9781770892538 1770892532
OCLC Number: 794300995
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: SURVIVAL: A Demi-Memoir : Margaret Atwood; Introduction; Tributes; TABLE OF CONTENTS; Preface; What, Why, and Where Is Here?; How to Use This Book; ABBREVIATIONS; 1. SURVIVAL; 2. NATURE THE MONSTER; 3. ANIMAL VICTIMS; 4. FIRST PEOPLE : Indians and Eskimos as Symbols; 5. ANCESTRAL TOTEMS : Explorers Settlers; 6. FAMILY PORTRAIT: MASKS OF THE BEAR; 7. FAILED SACRIFICES : The Reluctant Immigrant; 8. THE CASUAL INCIDENT OF DEATH : Futile Heroes, Unconvincing Martyrs and Other Bad Ends; 9. THE PARALYZED ARTIST; 10. ICE WOMEN VS. EARTH MOTHERS : The Stone Angel and the Absent Venus. 11. QUÉBEC: BURNING MANSIONSSources of Epigraphs; Authors' Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.

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When first published in 1972, Survival was considered the most startling book ever written about Canadian literature. Since then, it has continued to be read and taught, and it continues to shape the way Canadians look at themselves. Distinguished, provocative, and written in effervescent, compulsively readable prose, Survival is simultaneously a book of criticism, a manifesto, and a collection of personal and subversive remarks. Margaret Atwood begins by asking: ""What have been the central preoccupations of our poetry and fiction?"" Her answer is ""survival and victims.""

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