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The Resource New World myth : postmodernism and postcolonialism in Canadian fiction, Marie Vautier

New World myth : postmodernism and postcolonialism in Canadian fiction, Marie Vautier

Label
New World myth : postmodernism and postcolonialism in Canadian fiction
Title
New World myth
Title remainder
postmodernism and postcolonialism in Canadian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Marie Vautier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this Comparative study of six Canadian novels Marie Vautier examines reworkings of myth in the postcolonial context. While myths are frequently used in literature as transhistorical master narratives, she argues that the novels she examines destabilize the traditional function of myth in their self-conscious reexamination of historical events from a postcolonial perspective. Through detailed readings of Francois Barcelo's La Tribu, George Bowering's Burning Water, Jacques Godbout's Les Tetes a Papineau, Joy Kogawa's Obasan, Jovette Marchessault's Comme une enfant de la terre, and Rudy Wiebe's The Scorched-Wood People, Vautier situates New World myth within the broader contexts of political history and of classical, biblical, and historical myths. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vautier, Marie
Dewey number
C813/.5409113
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9192.6.N37
LC item number
V38 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Canadian fiction
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Postcolonialism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Canadian fiction
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Canada
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Languages & Literatures
Label
New World myth : postmodernism and postcolonialism in Canadian fiction, Marie Vautier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postmodern myth and post-European history : thematics and theory in the New World -- Making myths, playing God : the narrator in Jacques Godbout's Les Tetes à Papineau and Rudy Wiebe's The Scorched-wood people -- Reshaping religions, challenging cosmogonies : Jovette Marchessault's Comme une enfant de la terre and Joy Kogawa's Obasan -- Magic realism and postcolonial challenges to history : George Bowering's Burning water and François Barcelo's La Tribu -- Imagining myth in the New World : George Bowering's Burning Water and François Barcelo's La Tribu
Control code
181843906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 339 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773566880
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6t6w7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181843906
Label
New World myth : postmodernism and postcolonialism in Canadian fiction, Marie Vautier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postmodern myth and post-European history : thematics and theory in the New World -- Making myths, playing God : the narrator in Jacques Godbout's Les Tetes à Papineau and Rudy Wiebe's The Scorched-wood people -- Reshaping religions, challenging cosmogonies : Jovette Marchessault's Comme une enfant de la terre and Joy Kogawa's Obasan -- Magic realism and postcolonial challenges to history : George Bowering's Burning water and François Barcelo's La Tribu -- Imagining myth in the New World : George Bowering's Burning Water and François Barcelo's La Tribu
Control code
181843906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 339 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773566880
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6t6w7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181843906

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