Landscapes of War and Memory (Paperback)

The Two World Wars in Canadian Literature and the Arts, 1977 to 2007

By Sherrill Grace

University of Alberta Press, 9781772120004, 600pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2014

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That Canada remains a society haunted by its war history seems clear...."

Since 1977, a new generation of Canadian writers and artists has been mapping the cultural landscapes formed by the memories of war we have inherited, and also the ones we are expected to forget. Challenging, even painful, the art and literature in Grace's magisterial study build causeways into history, connecting us to trials and traumas many Canadians have never known but that haunt society in subtle and compelling ways. A contemporary scholar of the period under examination, Grace exemplifies her role as witness, investing the text with personal, often lyrical, responses as a way of enacting this crucial memory work. This comprehensive study is intended for Canadians, scholars, and students interested in literature, theatre, and art relating to memories of the world wars.

About the Author

Sherrill Grace, OC, holds the title of University Killam Professor at the University of British Columbia, where she has taught Canadian Literature and Culture for more than 35 years. She is also Professor of English, Distinguished University Scholar, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.