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The Canadian Prairie has lengthy been represented as a undying and unchanging situation, outlined by means of cost and panorama. Now, a brand new new release of writers and historians problem that notion and argue, as a substitute, that it's a area with an evolving tradition and heritage. This number of ten essays explores a extra modern prairie identification, and reconfigures “the prairie” as a build that's non-linear and numerous, responding to the impression of geographical, historic, and political currents. those writers discover the connections among rfile and mind's eye, among historical past and tradition, and among geography and time.
     the themes of the essays diversity extensively: the non-linear constitution of Carol Shield’s The Stone Diaries; the impression of Aberhart’s Social credits, Marshall McLuhan, and Mesopotamian fable on Robert Kroetsch’s prairie postmodernism; the position of record in lengthy prairie poems; the relationship among cultural tourism and history; the topic of regeneration in Margaret Laurence’s Manawaka writing; the effect of mind's eye on geography in Thomas Wharton’s Icefields; and the results on an alpine climber of pre-WWII ideological ideas of time and individualism.
 

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