The Dominion of Women: The Personal and the Political in Canadian Women's Literature

Synopsis

This examination of the works of 18 women writers in English Canada's history demonstrates how Canadian women's literature provides rich insight into the social and political development of the country. Arranged chronologically from colonial times through the 1980s, the study provides in-depth analyses of works of such notables as Frances Brooke, Ethel Wilson, and Margaret Atwood. Fraser's contention is that the literature, as a forum where women voiced their personal concerns, reflects Canada's political identity as a country with a continuing commitment to the essentially feminine values of compromise, cooperation, and international peace.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991