Searching for Eden. Chapter 10: Canadian Pacific

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McLaren, John (1990) Searching for Eden. Chapter 10: Canadian Pacific. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Contains a discourse on the literature of the New World - the new worlds of the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. Although the literatures of the Pacific Northwest of America share a sense of place, Canadian writers seem to have a greater sense of the isolated individual and the precarious nature of human society. While settlers in the United States look back to a time of expansion, the people in the stories from Canada seem to find themselves abandoned in the coast and its mountains. This sense of isolation pushes them back from a city culture which seems no longer relevant towards the culture of the Indians. At the same time, however, the Indians are pushed to the fringes where they become symbols of the degradation of the land.

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Item type Other
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17532
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords Canadian literature, nature, landscapes, isolation, poems, MCLAREN-BOXD10-DOC3
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