Worrying the Nation: Imagining a National Literature in English Canada

Worrying the Nation: Imagining a National Literature in English Canada

by Jonathan Kertzer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802043030
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 11/21/1998
Series: Theory / Culture Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Kertzer is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. He is the author of Poetic Argument: Studies in Modern Poetry.

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David Bentley

'Worrying the Nation is a deeply thoughtful, theoretically rich, and brilliantly illuminating meditation on what Goldwin Smith called "Canada and the Canadian Question." It is a major contribution not only to Canadian literary studies, but also to the history of ideas in Canada, and it is all the more welcome and admirable for presenting its arguments and analyses in a style that is crisp and accessible.'

Robert Kroetsch

'Jonathan Kertzer performs the many roles of worrier, from worrywart to one who tugs at and shakes an opponent to one who tests, realigns, continually makes adjustments; he comes up with a reading of nation and literature that is both lucid and fluid. And for anyone worried about the future of Canadian writing, he offers worry beads of the finest crafting.'

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