This cycle of poems is perhaps the most memorable evocation in modern Canadian literature of the myth of the wilderness, the immigrant experience, and the alienating and schizophrenic effects of the colonial mentality. Since it was first published in 1970 it has not only acquired the stature of a classic but, reprinted many times, become the best-known extended work in Canadian poetry. Susanna Moodie (1805-85) emigrated from England in 1832 to Upper Canada, where she settled on a farm with her husband. She wrote several books in Canada, notably Roughing It in the Bush, a famous account of pioneering that is still widely read. In poems about the arrival and the Moodies' seven years in the bush, which were followed by a more civilized ilfe in Belleville, and about Mrs Moodie in old age and then after death - in the present, when she observes the twentieth century destroying her past and its meaning - Margaret Atwood has created haunting meditations on an English gentlewoman's confrontation with the wilderness, and compelling variations on the themes of dislocation and alienation, nature and civilization. The poems are supplemented by Margaret Atwood's collages and an 'Afterword' in which the poet says: 'We are all imigrants to this place even if we were born here....'
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1970. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195401697
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1970. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195401697
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 1970. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. canadian first pb original edition. 64 pages. 8.75x5.25x0.25 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0195401697
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1970. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110195401697
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97801954016911.0