By Paul Simpson-Housley, Glen Norcliffe
In 1759, Voltaire in Candide mentioned Canada as "quelques arpents de neige." For a number of centuries, the picture prevailed and was once the single most often utilized by poets, writers, and illustrators. Canada was once perceived and portrayed as a chilly, not easy, and unforgiving land. this was once now not a land for the fainthearted. Canada has yieled its wealth in simple terms reluctantly, whereas periodically threatening existence itself with its screens of fury. learning its good looks and hidden assets calls for persistence and perseverance. a number of Acres of Snow is a colletion of 22 essays that discover, from the geographer's standpoint, how poets, artists, and writers have addressed the actual essence of Canada, either panorama and cityscape. "Sense of position" is obviously serious within the works tested during this quantity. integrated one of the book's many matters are Hugh MacLennan, Gabrielle Roy, Lucius O'Brien, the paintings of the Inuit, Lawren Harris, Malcolm Lowry, C.W. Jefferys, L.M. Montgomery, Elizabeth Bishop, Marmaduke Matthews, Antonine Mailet, and the poetry of eastern Canadians.
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H. Robinson, Jefferys pioneered in matters of style and subject to transform the unorthodox and mundane into the acceptable and distinctive: His keenly analytical mind found beauty in the stump fields, snake fences, pine trees and woodlots of old Ontario, at a time when these subjects were considered inartistic and unpaintable by the more orthodox artists. Wherever he paints, whether it is the Northern lakes, the St. Lawrence River, or the Western plains, his canvasses and watercolours have a subtlety of draughtsmanship, a deft handling of colour and a definite Canadian significance.
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