Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature.

By: Atwood, Margaret

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Consists of four lectures delivered by the author in 1991 at Oxford University. John Clute notes in the Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition that it ''includes a long discussion of underestimated Canadian sf writer Wayland Drew''.

''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 exploration of contemporary themes of gender, the family and sexuality. Writers discussed include Robert Service, Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, E.J. Pratt, Marian Engel, Margaret Laurence, and Gwendolyn MacEwan''

Title: Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature.

Author Name: Atwood, Margaret

Categories: REFERENCE & NON-FICTION,

Edition: Second printing.

Publisher: Oxford University Press/Clarendon Press: Oxford.: 1995.

ISBN Number: 0198119763

ISBN Number 13: 9780198119760

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket with printed label affixed to front free endpaper stating "This book has been donated by Oxford University Press to mark the re-opening of Canada House 13 May 1998".

Seller ID: 47223