New Moon at Batoche: Reflections on the Urban Prairie

New Moon at Batoche: Reflections on the Urban Prairie

by George Melnyk

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780920159675
Publisher: Banff Centre Press
Publication date: 06/16/1999
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

George Melnyk is an Alberta author and professor of Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary. He has published numerous books on Western Canada, including a trilogy of essay collections, of which the latest is New Moon at Batoche (Banff Centre Press, 2000). His pioneering two-volume Literary History of Alberta (University of Alberta Press) has become a benchmark for cultural studies in Canada. He lives in Calgary.

Table of Contents

Preface13
Heidegger at Batoche: Postmodernism in Western Canadian Writing19
I Am Butler: Notes for an Autobiographical Long Poem31
Identity and the Western Writer: Literary Objects and Literary Saints51
Why I Am Not a Good Ukrainian: A Family Fable71
The Five City-States of the West: A Prairie Fantasy85
The Urban Prairie: Between Jerusalem and Babylon103
Coming to Matador: Dreams of the Soil117
On Being a Self-styled Guru of Western Regionalism: An Untrue Confession133
Rivers of the Mind: Praying to Water145

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