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    Canadian Literature

    Hey all
    My question is if you like Canadian Literature, and if you do what's your favourite Canadian author or book?

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    Margaret Atwood, all the way.
    "Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, The Edible Woman, Survival Tips "
    and many more.......
    Then we sat on the edge of the earth, with our feet dangling over the side, and marvelled that we had found each other.

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    Lucy Maud M!

    Any of her Anne books.

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    Lucy Maud M!

    Any of her Anne books.

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    Neil Young,

    "Harvest"
    Some people call me Maurice
    'Cos I speak of the pompatus of love

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    It's sorta like literature.
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    Okay, I will answer now...
    I like:
    Lesley Choyce
    Carol Shields
    Lucy Maud Montgomery
    Margaret Atwood (specifically Oryx and Crake)
    Morley Callaghan
    Douglas Coupland
    Timothy Findley
    Alice Munro

    Yep, that is all I can think of right now...

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    Coupland is good, I've only read a few stuff by Atwood, but the Handmaid's Tale is great. Most of the stuff I read the American and Canadian authors belnd together, only if hte author is vietnamese or somehting do I take any particular notice.

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    For this semester's english 103.
    Canadian literature. We read 2 novels:
    Carol Shields< Stone Diaries>
    Michael Onddatje<The english patient>

    The truth is: I read none of them. Hopefully,I can still pass...Dunno
    Nothing but nothingness

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    Um
    After I posted what I wrote above. I kinda regret doing it. Coz my instructor is a big literatural fan. It is really possible that she is on this forum too. If she sees me. she would know who I am for sure.
    Consequently, there would be no possibility for me to pass the class....I tried to read'em, but my heart deserted them as soon as I started. . .
    Nothing but nothingness

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    Stone Diaries good, English Patient does not appeal to me.
    Coupland is great! All Families are Psychotic or Generation X are the 2 best.

    hehe, if you want to pass Avalive I could tell you what happened in Stone Diaries.

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    For my eng class this term we read In the Skin of a Lion by Ondjaante, which was rather hard to read due to it's being open to sudden time changes and lapses and total shifts in story with no indication or warning. Apperatnly one of the main characters in this turns up in the English Patient also. Caravaggio or something like that.

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    I have never had the interest to read a novel by him, they just have never caught my attention.

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    I enjoyed Yann Martel's "Life of Pi." What did you guys think?
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    He was not very "Canadian" in his acceptance speech when he won the Booker, so I lost respect for him.... Either your are proud of you country or you aren't...

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