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Catching the torch : contemporary Canadian literary responses to World War I

Author: Neta Gordon
Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2014] ©2014
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Introduction: Contemporary Canadian First World War Narratives: Remembering Canada's Best Self -- Chapter One: The Dead Speak: Considering the Use of Prosopopoeia in Dancock's Dance, Mary's Wedding, and The Deep -- Chapter Two: The War and Concepts of Nation in Jack Hodgins's Broken Ground and Frances Itani's Deafening -- Chapter Three: Abandoning the Archivist: Commemorating the War Insider and Outsider in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Gordon, Neta, 1971-
Catching the torch.:
Waterloo, Ontario : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014
(CaOONL)20139059911
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neta Gordon
ISBN: 9781554589852 1554589851 9781554589869 155458986X
OCLC Number: 860349806
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages)
Contents: Introduction Contemporary Canadian First World War Narratives: Remembering Canada's Best Self --
Chapter One The Dead Speak: Considering the Use of Prosopopoeia in Dancock's Dance, Mary's Wedding, and The Deep --
Chapter Two The War and Concepts of Nation in Jack Hodgins's Broken Ground and Frances Itani's Deafening --
Chapter Three Abandoning the Archivist: Commemorating the War Insider and Outsider in the First World War Novels of Alan Cumyn and Jane Urquhart --
Chapter Four Other Canadians: The Representation of Alternative Versions of the Canadian War in Vimy, Unity (1918), Three Day Road, and A Secret Between Us --
Conclusion Representations of the First World War and Wishing.
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Examines contemporary novels and plays written about Canada's participation in World War I. The book considers how writers have dealt with the compelling myth that the Canadian nation was born in the  Read more...

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