In the last few decades Canadian and QuAcbAccois literatures have been catapulted onto the global stage, gaining international readership and recognition. Canada and Its Americas challenges the convention that study of this literature should be limited to its place within national borders, arguing that these works should be examined from the perspective of their place and influence within the Americas as a whole. The essays in this volume, a groundbreaking work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric American studies, expand the horizons of Canadian and QuAcbAccois literatures, suggest alternative approaches to models centred on the United States, and analyse the risks and benefits of hemispheric approaches to Canada and Quebec. Revealing the connections among a broad range of Canadian, QuAcbAccois, American, Caribbean, Latin American, and diasporic literatures, the contributors critique the neglect of Canadian works in Hemispheric studies and show how such writing can be successfully integrated into an emerging area of literary inquiry.... Michael Ondaatje recalls in a 1978 essay on Gabriel GarcAsa MAirquez, which he addresses to fellow Canadian writer Sheila Watson. ... road down into the river and soak in it like animalsa and notes that he has aterrific slides of the pigs and of the men delivering ice at Aracataca. ... Ondaatjea#39;s fascination with animals, his poetry-portrayed pigs wallowing in muddy happiness, the easy transfer of qualitiesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Canada & Its Americas|
|Author||:||Winfried Siemerling, Sarah Phillips Casteel|
|Publisher||:||McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2010-01-15|