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    9781442615946 Paperback / softback, Trade paperback (US), $49.95 9781442698291 PDF, $100.00 9781442643987 Hardback, $100.00
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Literature and Painting In Quebec
From Imagery to Identity
By (author): William J. Berg
William J. Berg

Imprint:

University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

9781442698307

Product Form:

Electronic book text
Electronic book text , EPUB
English

Audience:

Higher Education
Feb 04, 2013
$39.95 CAD
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Dimensions:

9in x 6 in | 1 gr

Page Count:

394 pages

Illustrations:

40 b&w illustrations
University of Toronto Press
ART / Canadian
  • Short Description

Focusing on the interplay between nature and culture in landscape representation, Literature and Painting in Quebec contends that both have reflected and fashioned the meaning of French-Canadian nationhood.

This unique study explores how Quebec's landscapes have been represented in both literature and visual art throughout the centuries, from the writing of early explorers such as Cartier and Champlain to work by prominent contemporary authors and artists from the province. William J. Berg traces recurrent images and themes within these creations through the most significant periods in the development of a Quebecois identity that was threatened initially by the wilderness and indigenous populations, and later by the dominance of British and American influences.

Focusing on the interplay between nature and culture in landscape representation, Literature and Painting in Quebec contends that both have reflected and fashioned the meaning of French-Canadian nationhood. As such, Literature and Painting in Quebec presents a new perspective to approach the notion of national identity, a quest that few groups have engaged in more persistently than the Quebecois.

William J. Berg is a professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

‘This beautifully illustrated book is very well written and impeccably documented and edited… It deserves a place in any campus or personal library with a significant Quebec component… Highly recommended.’ - A.M. Rea, Choice Magazine vol 50:06:2013

‘This well-written and well-documented interdisciplinary study, juxtaposing literary and pictorial representations of the Quebec countryside... convincingly makes the case for the importance of landscape for understanding the Quebec psyche.’

- Warren Johnson, The French Review, 88:1:2014

‘This is a hefty tome that does honor to its ambition with impressive feats of reading and looking and offers a useful compendium of key texts and paintings for scholarship... a welcome addition to the body of work on art and literature in Québec as an overview of the field and as a foundation for other approaches.’

- William L. Coleman, American Review of Canadian Studies, 44:3:2014

‘William J. Berg provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of many works by Quebec visual and verbal artists… The quality of Berg’s analysis of particular works of painting and literature is impeccable.’

- Louise H. Forsyth, University of Toronto Quarterly, 83:2: 2014

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