Memory and Identity in Canadian Fiction

Self-Inventive Storytelling in the Works of Five Authors


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About the Book

Covering the works of Canadian authors Alistair Macleod, Michael Ondaatje, Jane Urquhart, Margaret Atwood and Drew Hayden Taylor, the author explores how the themes of memory, storytelling and identity develop in their fiction. For the narrative voices in these works, the past is embedded in the present and a wider cultural history is written over with personal significance. The act of storytelling shapes the characters’ lives, letting them rewrite the past and be haunted by it. Storytelling becomes an existential act of everyday connection among ordinary people and daily (often unrecognized) acts of heroism.

About the Author(s)

Sharon Selby is a professor of literature and writing at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

Bibliographic Details

Sharon Selby
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 210
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9752-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3333-6
Imprint: McFarland