Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature

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Margaret Atwood's witty and informative book focuses on the imaginative mystique of the wilderness of the Canadian North. She discusses the 'Grey Owl Syndrome' of white writers going native; the folklore arising from the mysterious-- and disastrous -- Franklin expedition of the nineteenth century; the myth of the dreaded snow monster, the Wendigo; the relations between nature writing and new forms of Gothic; and how a fresh generation of women writers in Canada have adapted the imagery of the Canadian North for the ...

Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature 2004, Virago Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781844080823

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Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature 1996, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198119760

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