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By Susan Glickman

Glickman argues that early immigrants to Canada introduced with them the expectancy that nature will be grand, mysterious, impressive - even terrifying - and welcomed scenes that conformed to those notions of sublimity. She contends that to interpret their descriptions of nature as "negative," as such a lot of critics have performed, is an important false impression. Glickman offers shut readings of a number of vital works, together with Susanna Moodie's "Enthusiasm," Charles G.D. Roberts's Ave, and Paulette Jiles's "Song to the emerging Sun," and explores the poems within the context of theories of nature and artwork. rather than projecting backward from a modernist point of view, Glickman reads ahead from the invention of panorama as a valid inventive topic in seventeenth-century England and argues that picturesque modes of description, and a chic aesthetic, have ruled a lot of the illustration of nature during this country.

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