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Refractions of Canada in European Literature And Culture [Hardcover]

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Ever since the first exploratory expeditions in the early modern period, North America has epitomized to Europeans a promise and the hope for the fulfilment of great expectations, be it of more freedom, greater wealth, social liberation or religious tolerance. While numerous features in this dialogic intercontinental relationship will hold true for North America in its entirety, the vast northern territories which we know as Canada today began to emerge early on as a specific iconic location in European mind-maps, and they definitely acquired a distinctive profile after the formation of the USA. As a rich source of cultural exchange and an important partner in political and economic cooperation Canada has come to occupy an important position in the cultural discourses of many European nations. It is these refractions and images of Canada which this volume thoroughly explores in European literature and culture. The contributions include literature, philosophy, language, life-writing and the concept of 'Heimat' (homeland) as well as the cultural impact of the World Wars. While there is an emphasis on literary texts, other fields of cultural representation are also included.

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Pages   301
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1.28 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 30, 2005
Publisher   Walter de Gruyter
ISBN  3110183420  
ISBN13  9783110183429  

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