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The Resource Worrying the nation : imagining a national literature in English Canada, Jonathan Kertzer

Worrying the nation : imagining a national literature in English Canada, Jonathan Kertzer

Label
Worrying the nation : imagining a national literature in English Canada
Title
Worrying the nation
Title remainder
imagining a national literature in English Canada
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Kertzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Worrying the Nation is a critical fretting about the possibility of a national literature in Canada at a time when the very idea of the nation as a viable conceptual/literary category has been called into question." "Jonathan Kertzer stakes out the theoretical ground where three competing discourses (national + literary + history) intersect. He shows how the legacy of Herder and Hegel's romantic historicism both inspired and baffled literary historians in English Canada, who found their fragmentary country unsuited to the romantic model. Kertzer illustrates this difficulty in an analysis of three flawed attempts at poetic nation-buildingOliver Goldsmith's The Rising Village, E.J. Pratt's Towards the Last Spike, and Dennis Lee's Civil Elegies - then shows how disillusionment among more recent critics and writers has led to new models of sociability, as reflected in the novels of Joy Kogawa and Daphne Marlatt. Finally, Kertzer argues that while the nation remains an inevitable category of both political and literary thought, it must be used subtly and self-critically to articulate the 'motley space' of a national life."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kertzer, Jonathan
Dewey number
810.9/358
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9185.5.N27
LC item number
K47 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Theory/culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian literature
  • National characteristics, Canadian, in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Canadian literature
  • National characteristics, Canadian, in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Literatur
  • Nationalismus
  • Kanada
  • Englisch
Label
Worrying the nation : imagining a national literature in English Canada, Jonathan Kertzer
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
  • 5.
  • Worrying the Nation
  • 1.
  • National + Literary + History
  • 2.
  • The National Ghost
  • 3.
  • Nation Building
  • 4.
  • The Nation as Monster
Control code
244764621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442683693
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5260w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244764621
Label
Worrying the nation : imagining a national literature in English Canada, Jonathan Kertzer
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
  • 5.
  • Worrying the Nation
  • 1.
  • National + Literary + History
  • 2.
  • The National Ghost
  • 3.
  • Nation Building
  • 4.
  • The Nation as Monster
Control code
244764621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442683693
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5260w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244764621

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