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New World Myth: Postmodernism and Postcolonialism in Canadian Fiction
     

New World Myth: Postmodernism and Postcolonialism in Canadian Fiction

by Marie Vautier
 

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There is an emphasis on de-constructing, de-centring, de-stabilizing, and especially de-mythologizing in the study that illustrates New World myth narrators questioning the past in the present and carrying out their original investigations of myth, place, and identity. Underlining the fact that political realities are encoded in the language and narrative of the

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There is an emphasis on de-constructing, de-centring, de-stabilizing, and especially de-mythologizing in the study that illustrates New World myth narrators questioning the past in the present and carrying out their original investigations of myth, place, and identity. Underlining the fact that political realities are encoded in the language and narrative of the works, Vautier argues that the reworkings of literary, religious, and historical myths and political ideologies in these novels are grounded in their shared situation of being in and of the New World.

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"A serious advance in research in the field. Vautier's argument is impeccably developed and her style is clear and engaging. She displays an excellent grasp of both the larger theoretical contexts and the details of textual craft in the books she considers. I found it most enjoyable and interesting to read." Diana Brydon, Department of English, University of Guelph
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In this comparative study of six Canadian novels, such as George Bowering's and Joy Kogawa's , Vautier (Canadian literature, U. of Victoria) discusses new visions about myth in the postcolonial context. She argues that a novel's self-conscious reexamination of historical events warp the traditional function of myth, and thus the reworkings of literary, religious, and historical myths in these novels are grounded in their shared status as New World writings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773517486
Publisher:
Mcgill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
05/21/1998
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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