By Paul Simpson-Housley, Glen Norcliffe
In 1759, Voltaire in Candide pointed out Canada as "quelques arpents de neige." For numerous centuries, the picture prevailed and was once the single most often utilized by poets, writers, and illustrators. Canada used to be perceived and portrayed as a chilly, challenging, and unforgiving land. this used to be now not a land for the fainthearted. Canada has yieled its wealth basically reluctantly, whereas periodically threatening lifestyles itself with its screens of fury. researching its good looks and hidden assets calls for persistence and perseverance. a couple of Acres of Snow is a colletion of 22 essays that discover, from the geographer's viewpoint, how poets, artists, and writers have addressed the actual essence of Canada, either panorama and cityscape. "Sense of position" is obviously severe within the works tested during this quantity. integrated one of the book's many matters are Hugh MacLennan, Gabrielle Roy, Lucius O'Brien, the artwork of the Inuit, Lawren Harris, Malcolm Lowry, C.W. Jefferys, L.M. Montgomery, Elizabeth Bishop, Marmaduke Matthews, Antonine Mailet, and the poetry of jap Canadians.
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Such fishing boats and small craft as still worked after dark were now 22 A Few Acres of Snow black shadows rising and falling to the lift of the groundswell as they glided home to their village coves. The highways were empty and dark, and the windows of the farmhouses gave no light but that reflected from the moon. In the north of the province, around the Sydneys, pouring slag flared against the sky and turned the harbour into a pool of ruddy fire, while the blast furnaces trembled under the pressure of armament production.
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