Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature by Margaret AtwoodSurvival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature by Margaret Atwood

Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature

byMargaret Atwood

Paperback | July 12, 2012

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When first published in 1972, Survival was considered the most startling book ever written about Canadian literature. Since then, it has continued to be read and taught, and it continues to shape the way Canadians look at themselves. Distinguished, provocative, and written in effervescent, compulsively readable prose, Survival is simultaneously a book of criticism, a manifesto, and a collection of personal and subversive remarks. Margaret Atwood begins by asking: "What have been the central preoccupations of our poetry and fiction?" Her answer is "survival and victims."

Atwood applies this thesis in twelve brilliant, witty, and impassioned chapters; from Moodie to MacLennan to Blais, from Pratt to Purdy to Gibson, she lights up familiar books in wholly new perspectives. This new edition features a foreword by the author.

MARGARET ATWOOD is the author of more than forty-five books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her most recent books include Hag-Seed, a novel revisitation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, and Angel Catbird - featuring a cat-bird superhero - a graphic novel with co-creator Johnnie Christmas. She is a two-time winner of the Gove...
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Title:Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.73 inPublished:July 12, 2012Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770892524

ISBN - 13:9781770892521

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book Thoroughly loved reading this reflection on Can Lit by one of its forces.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is informative and surprisingly amusing While it is written on Can. Lit. (I'm not really a fan), it is very interesting. It brings insight on Canadian culture and what makes us different from everyone else.
Date published: 2017-11-27