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Author Hillger, Annick,
Title Not needing all the words : Michael Ondaatje's literature of silence / Annick Hillger.
Imprint Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2006]

Author Hillger, Annick,
Subject Ondaatje, Michael, 1943- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Canadian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- Canada.
Description 1 online resource (x, 267 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-262) and index.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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Summary "This is the first study of the quest for self and Canadian identity in the fiction and poetry of Michael Ondaatje. Reading selected texts by Ondaatje, including the novels In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient and the poem "Birch Bark," Annick Hillger demonstrates how Ondaatje's writing both answers and challenges attempts to delineate the idea of a Canadian national self. She sets his work within the context of theoretical and philosophical ideas, developing the notion of a "literature of silence" that is concerned with finding a ground for self beyond the realm of language."--Jacket.
Contents Introduction: Reading "Birch Bark" -- how to mourn the loss of the logos -- pt. I. An aesthetics of silence ; 1. Orpheus is dismembered ; 2. Writing disaster: "Stars Who Implode into Silence" ; 3. "Moving to the Clear": a poetics of process ; 4. The Dionysian principle of becoming.
ISBN 9780773560062 (electronic bk.)
0773560068 (electronic bk.)
0773530304 (print)
9780773530304 (print)
9780773530300 (print)
OCLC # 311308071
Additional Format Print version: Hillger, Annick. Not needing all the words. Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2006 9780773530300 (DLC) 2007271578 (OCoLC)62691287

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