Like other novelist, Gabrielle Roy recognizes, first troubled intuition of the isolation and pain that a serious story-teller in the country. The Tin Flute is an original French novel title, Bonheur d'occasion, means “secondhand happiness”, this is Gabrielle Roy’s first novel, gives her permanent place in Canadian literature, and known as a classic of Canadian fiction. Roy famous for her unique brand of compassion and compelling understanding, this moving story focuses on a family in the “Saint-Henri slums of Montreal”, it’s about those people who do struggle to overcome from the poverty, ignorance, and they search for love and peace. A striking story of familial gentleness, sacrifice, and survival during “World War II”, which represents the character's sense of rebound love in the novel. Roy won many awards from this novel The Tin Flute, and also made a critically acclaimed motion picture in 1983.
Margaret Atwood, an internationally acclaimed novelist, poet and short story writer is widely considered as a major figure in Canadian litrature. In her works, she focuses on the themes of alienation and self-identity. As a poet, her works concentrate on the question of identity with as much pasion as Neruda and Walcott. There is a style and force in her writing.The major themes of Atwood’s poetry include the inconsistencies of self-perception, the Canadian identity and experience, the paradoxical nature of language and the conflicts between human kind and nature. Her poems are intensely personal and lyrical.
Literature is composed with many thoughts and ideas, the limitations are miniscule. For example, Sylvia Plath formulated her experiences and time period into a plot to compose her novel. As the book progresses, the protagonist provides insight on her journey and struggle to find happiness. In The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath utilizes an autobiographical protagonist to express purity versus impurity, as well as mind versus body in a world of double standards. Before one understands how Plath's experiences were influential upon her writing, it is crucial to know about her as an individual.
This chapter, Auto/biography and Life Writing, revolves around the interest in life writing as of late and the historian’s tendency toward linking autobiography and biography in their work. Life writing was defined broadly as any kind of writing that recorded or described an individual’s life, such as diaries, memoirs, letters, autobiography and biography, travel writing and more. Additionally, Caine supported that this sort of writing holds specific significance in that it allows for the study of minorities and understudied groups along with assisting the field of social history by broadening their scope of understanding and their resource pool. The specific sections within this chapter were titled: “Introduction,” “Life writing,” “Auto/biography,” History and autobiography,” and “Historians
P. Maria Ponn Sindhuja II MA English Literature PG & Research Department of English Holy Cross College Trichy - 620002 Lizzie Borden- A Rebel Against Patriarchy In Sharon Pollock’s Blood Relations Sharon Pollock is considered one of Canada 's most respected dramatists. Her writing techniques are innovative. She works in multiple genres. Her dialogues are strong and contain social messages about oppressive forces and those who suffer under oppression. She has won many awards, including the Canada Council Governor General 's Literary Awards in 1981 for Blood Relations (1980) and in 1986 for Doc (1984), the Alberta Writers Guild Award in 1986, and the Alberta Literary Foundation Award in 1987.
Paper 2 :Hedda Gabler and The Handmaid 's Tale How can we explain the continued interest in a particular work in different contexts and at different times? Symbolism is a literary devices, that enables the author to imbue everyday objects with alternative meaning, often related to universal concepts. The authors of Hedda Gabler, and The Handmaid’s Tale explore a multitude of universal themes in their works, ensuing their relevance through time and culture. The play “Hedda Gabler”, was written in the late 19th century, by a famous Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Margaret Atwood, a Canadian author, spent over thirty years writing the novel, which was published in 1985.
Anita Rau Badami is one of the Contemporary Writer in Modern Indian Diasporic Writing in English living in Canada. With a sturdy voice of Modern Indian Diaspora, Badami has engraved a unique position among other writers in the field of Indian Diaspora. This article is attempts to explore about the mother-daughter relationship and to study the characters in Anita Rau Badami’s Tamarind Mem. As a woman writer, Badami mainly portrays about the Mother-Daughter relationship and their different perspectives that adds more richness to her novel. Through analysis of the women characters, Badami brings out how mother and daughter struggle to maintain their relationship amidst the problems like misunderstanding, loneliness, lack of love and adjustment.
She also attended a Catholic school in Wahpeton. As a storyteller, her own past tells the story of her journey to being a famous writer. Erdrich focuses a lot on multiculturalism that includes conflicting religious beliefs. American novelist and poet, Louise Erdrich utilizes her life experiences and ideas to show her thoughts on feminism, multiculturalism and the supernatural within her writings. Erdrich used to live in a small town where she and her family were regarded as eccentric, she became a famous reader.
She unites the concepts of socio-political issues, gender differences, cultural, feminism and reflects them as a Canadian. Reingard Nischik draws attention to this multifarious Atwoodian voice and applauds: “her interest in power structures, gender difference and gender politics, human rights questions, the formation, reconstruction and representation of identity… her often playful subversion of clichés, conventions … as well as her writing/revision of received stories such as fairy tales and her revisionist mythmaking…the multiplicity of perspectives in her works” (2000:5). Multiple culture is followed in various regions of Canada, as Canada is the place for immigrants from different parts of the world and the society becomes multicultural. Excessive and multiple practices of culture
1996 176-9) Johnson has already addressed the close relationship between history and fiction, a topic that has been discussed by several scholars. They predominantly come from literary studies and share a critical perspective on the historians’ claim for factuality and verisimilitude. Historians often tend to see themselves as scientists, as Beverley Southgate points out, while dramatists, novelists, etc. sometimes see themselves as historians; for Southgate history appears to be a literary genre (Cf. Southgate 44) Already in 1975 Peter Gay observed the similarity between literature and history.