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Before the country : native renaissance, Canadian mythology / Stephanie McKenzie.

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Subject: Canadian literature > Indian authors > History and criticism.
Indians of North America > Canada > Intellectual life.
Indians in literature.
Myth in literature.
Mythology in literature.
Nationalism and literature > Canada > History > 20th century.
Canadian literature (English) > Native authors > History and criticism.
Littérature canadienne-anglaise > Auteurs autochtones > Histoire et critique.
Littérature canadienne > 20e siècle > Histoire et critique.
Nationalisme et littérature > Canada > Histoire > 20e siècle.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781442684041
  • ISBN: 1442684046
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 233 pages)
  • Publisher: Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, ©2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-213) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""1 The Headwaters of Design""; ""2 The Seventh Generation""; ""3 Native Literature of the 1960s and 1970s in Canada""; ""4 Day of Atonement""; ""5 Searching for Sun-Gods: Robert Kroestch�s Badlands and Sky Lee�s Disappearing Moon Cafe""; ""6 Admitting the Possibility of Transitional Texts in Canadian Literature""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Works Cited""; ""Permissions""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""
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Review: "In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Canada witnessed an explosion in the production of literary works by Aboriginal writers, a development that some critics have called the Native Renaissance. Before the Country explores the extent to which this body of literature exposed the fallacies of one specific story, or non-Native national myth, that had been developed at an early date in Canada." "In the context of Northrop Frye's theories of myth, and in light of the attempts of social critics and early anthologists to define Canada and Canadian literature, Stephanie McKenzie suggests ways in which stories react to one another. She examines anew the aesthetics of Native literature and, in a style that is as creative as it is scholarly, incorporates the principles of storytelling into the unfolding of her argument. This strategy not only enlivens her narrative, but also underscores the need for new theoretical strategies in the criticism of Aboriginal literatures. Before the Country invites us to engage in one such endeavour."--Jacket.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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