Synopses & Reviews
This anthology celebrates and explores the particular qualities of the writing of a nation. The stories evoke what is distinctive about Canadians and their relationship to their country; their attitude towards its vastness; their valuing of individuality; historical and current problems of identity; attitudes towards the nation's cultural mix; the country's increasing urbanisation; growing interest in women's rights; and attitudes towards the country's future. The stories will appeal across the ability range of 14 17 year old students, in class and with teacher support. They will produce an interesting and enlivening resource for enquiry and responsive discussion, and are particularly suitable for developing a multi-cultural perspective.
Table of Contents
THE GREAT LANDSCAPE: 1. A Field of Wheat: Sinclair Ross; 2. The Custom: Charlie Patsauq; 3. By the River: Jack Hodgins; 4. The Wedding Gift: Thomas Raddall; 5. Winter Dog: Alistair MacLeod; 6. An Afternoon in Bright Sunlight: Shirley Bruised Head; 7. Saturday Climbing: W.D. Valgardson; TOWNSCAPES: 8. An Ounce of Cure: Alice Munro; 9. The Sweeper: Gaetan Brulotte; 10. Getting Bonded: Brian Fawcett; 11. The Knife Sharpener: Bonnie Burnard; CULTURAL MOSAIC: 12. Nipikti the Old Man Carver: Alootook Ipellie; 13. Flowers for Weddings and Funerals: Sandra Birdsell; 14. No Rinsed Blue Sky, No Red Flower Fences: Dionne Brand; 15. The Serpent's Egg: Gilbert Oskaboose; 16. Everyone Talked Loudly in Chinatown: Anne Jew.