Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture

Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture

by Heinz Antor
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110176661

ISBN-13: 9783110176667

Pub. Date: 12/15/2003

Publisher: De Gruyter

This volume presents a series of in-depth studies of particular authors or specific aspects of Germany in Canadian literature and culture, present and past. Individual investigations resonate with each other, adding up to a larger picture of Canada's views on Germany and things German in all their richness, complexity and historical persistence.

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This volume presents a series of in-depth studies of particular authors or specific aspects of Germany in Canadian literature and culture, present and past. Individual investigations resonate with each other, adding up to a larger picture of Canada's views on Germany and things German in all their richness, complexity and historical persistence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110176667
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Edition description:
Reprint 2015
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
Occupying Landscape We Occupy Story We Occupy Landscape23
Diaspora and Settledness31
Voices From the Borderlands: The Problem of "Home" in the Oral Histories of German Expellees in Canada33
From Hungary to Germany to Canada: Gheorghiu's Twenty-Fifth Hour and Shifting Swabian Identities57
Martin Blecher: Tom Thomson's Murderer or Victim of Wartime Prejudice?91
Der deutsche Katholik in Kanada: An Approach to the Mentalite of German-Speaking Catholics in Canada through an Analysis of their Journal105
The Mennonite Experience in the Novels of Rudy Wiebe121
Dialectology, Storytelling, Memory: Jack Thiessen's Mennonite Dictionaries145
Jewish Experience and the Holocaust169
The Black Forest, the Unspeakable Nefas, and the Mountains of Galilee: Germany and Zionism in the Works of A. M. Klein171
Canadian Recontextualizations of a German Nightmare: Henry Kreisel's Betrayal (1964)195
"Flowers for Hitler": Leonard Cohen's Holocaust Poetry in the Context of Jewish and Jewish-Canadian Literature207
Views on the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Plays239
Literature and Cultural Exchange257
"The inability to mourn": the Post-war German Psyche in Mavis Gallant's Fiction259
Dividing and Reuniting Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters: The Black Motherline, Vergangenheitsbewaltigung Studies, and the Road Genre in Suzette Mayr's The Widows271
Acts of (Re-)Construction: Traces of Germany in Jane Urquhart's Novel The Stone Carvers295
Urquhart's Fairy Tale: The German Cultural Imaginary in The Stone Carvers319
Goethe's Faust in Canada, 1834-1970331
The New Canadian Embassy in Berlin343
List of Contributors365
Index369

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