At the Edge
Richard E. Sherwin, Seymour Mayne, Ruth Amossi (eds.), At the Edge, Canadian Literature and Culture at Century’s End, 1995
Scholars from Canada, Spain, France and Israel survey Canadian Postmodernism, the National Film Board's successes and failures, the autobiographies of Native Women Writers, the metaphorical vision of George Faludy's Vancouver, the class and cultural tensions of Mavis Gallant's Montreal, the Jewishness of Canadian Jewish poetry, Quebec's experimental theatre and cinema, and Quebecois and Israeli drama of social protest.
Definitions inclusive and exclusive, politics personal and collective, literature metaphorical and argumentative, culture as it affects genre, nationality, religion, race and sex: the essay in At The Edge analyze particular works and broad cultural movements to grasp - and reflect - what is happening at the circumferences, the multiple centers, of Canadian culture.