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Writing in the Time of Nationalism: From Two Solitudes to Blue Metropolis

Leith, Linda

Verlag: Signature Editions, 2010
ISBN 10: 1897109482 / ISBN 13: 9781897109489
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Titel: Writing in the Time of Nationalism: From Two...

Verlag: Signature Editions

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Montreal was the literary centre of Canada in the 1940s, a hotbed of literary activity in both English and French crowned by the international success of Hugh MacLennan's Two Solitudes and Gabrielle Roy's The Tin Flute. With the rise of nationalism in both English Canada and Quebec, Toronto emerged as the literary centre of English Canada, with Montreal the literary centre of Quebec. In literary terms, Canada and Quebec became two different countries, with two different languages and two different literatures. English Montreal went into decline and its once-great writers were marginalized. Writing in the Time of Nationalism: A Montreal Life is an insider's story of the writers who have been caught between these rival nationalisms. Herself a writer, Linda Leith was a leading figure in the creation of the Quebec Writers' Federation, and she is founder of Blue Metropolis Foundation. The story she tells is the story of a literary community that went missing from the map of Canada for a generation, and that has reemerged over the past ten years in a renaissance that has garnered international attention.

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Born in Northern Ireland, Linda Leith is one of the wryest of Canadian writers. Her three novels have been praised nationally and internationally, earning comparisons with the work of Alison Lurie (Times Literary Supplement), Vaclav Havel and Milan Kundera (CBC Radio), Fay Weldon and John Updike (Books in Canada). She is founder of Blue Metropolis Foundation and artistic director of the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. Writing in the Time of Nationalism: A Montreal Life is her seventh book.

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