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The Burgess Shale: The Canadian Writing Landscape of the 1960s

The Burgess Shale: The Canadian Writing Landscape of the 1960s
 

How the writing landscape of the 1960s shaped the present literary topography in Canada.

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ISBN 9781772123043
Barcode 9781772123043
Published 17 March 2017 by The University of Alberta Pres
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Introduction by Carriere, Marie
Series CLC Kreisel Lecture Series
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781772123043
ISBN-10 1772123048
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The University of Alberta Pres
Imprint The University of Alberta Press
Publication Date 17 March 2017
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Introduction by Carriere, Marie
Series CLC Kreisel Lecture Series
Category Language and Literature
Creative Writing & Creative Writing Guides
Literature: History & Criticism
Literary Studies: General
Popular Culture
Publishing Industry
Humour
Number of Pages 88
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 810.9971
Catalogue Code 947024

Description of this Electronic Book

"The outburst of cultural energy that took place in the 1960s was in part a product of the two decades that came before. It's always difficult for young people to see their own time in perspective: when you're in your teens, a decade earlier feels like ancient history and the present moment seems normal: what exists now is surely what has always existed."

Margaret Atwood compares the Canadian literary landscape of the 1960s to the Burgess Shale, a geological formation that contains the fossils of many strange prehistoric life forms. The Burgess Shale is not entirely about writing itself, however: Atwood also provides some insight into the meagre writing infrastructure of that time, taking a lighthearted look at the early days of the institutions we take for granted today-from writers' organizations, prizes, and grant programs to book tours and festivals.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review #3 on Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers list, April 30, 2017

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Author's Bio

Margaret Atwood is known internationally for her award-winning novels, poetry, and short stories. She was born in Ottawa in 1939, and spent much of her childhood in northern Ontario and Quebec. She has lived, studied, and worked in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, Alliston, and Boston, as well as England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, and Germany.

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