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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature (List)

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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."

Atwood applies this thesis in twelve brilliant, witty, and impassioned chapters; from Moodie to MacLennan to Blais, from Pratt to Purdy to Gibson, she lights up familiar books in wholly new perspectives. This new edition features a foreword by the author.

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Margaret Atwood: Margaret Atwood is one of the world's preeminent writers — winner of the Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in Toronto.

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ISBN:
9781770892521
Author:
Atwood, Margaret.
Publisher:
House of Anansi Press
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
Subject:
Canadian
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
A List
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
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