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The essays in New Moon at Batoche look back at 30 years of Western Canadian identity and alienation through literature, politics, history and personal confession.
|Publisher:||Banff Centre Press|
|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
|Heidegger at Batoche: Postmodernism in Western Canadian Writing||19|
|I Am Butler: Notes for an Autobiographical Long Poem||31|
|Identity and the Western Writer: Literary Objects and Literary Saints||51|
|Why I Am Not a Good Ukrainian: A Family Fable||71|
|The Five City-States of the West: A Prairie Fantasy||85|
|The Urban Prairie: Between Jerusalem and Babylon||103|
|Coming to Matador: Dreams of the Soil||117|
|On Being a Self-styled Guru of Western Regionalism: An Untrue Confession||133|
|Rivers of the Mind: Praying to Water||145|