What I tried to say...
Posted by Barbara on July 28, 1998 at 23:45:39:
In response to Canadians, written by Jane on July 28, 1998 at 22:51:07
] ] In short, I certainly wouldn't consider this list all-conclusive...for example, a Canadian writer I enjoy alot is Margaret Atwood (The Robber Bride, The Handmaid's Tale) You could argue as to whether or not she should be on such a list...but she does write well, and I think her stories say something about humanity.
] I can't read Barbara's post (technical glitch)
That is strange!!
but one of the authors I really enjoy is (was) a Canadian: Robertson Davies. The Deptford trilogy in particular is very interesting: overlapping stories told from very different points of view, very different styles. I also liked Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and the more recent Alias Grace.
I had said that I thought Atwood was a definite oversight and that The Handmaid's Tale was certainly worthy of being on the list. I also mentioned Robertson Davies!! He, and several other great Canadian writers did not make the list: W.O. Mitchell (Who Has Seen the Wind?), Farley Mowatt, Margaret Laurence... I'm sure there must be others.
- And Alice Munro, too! (nfm) Marie-Bernadette 10:51:28 7/29/98 (0)
- Lists... Lynne 02:58:05 7/29/98 (0)
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