Second state of the hardcover edition (printed by Best, reviews on the back cover of the dj.) A survey of Canadian literature from Moody to Blais, Purdy to Gibson to Margaret Laurence and more - entertaining and provocative. Originally planned as a teacher's guide, this is much more in its frank and personal remarks - the back cover refers to it as the 'most startling book ever written about Canadian literature.' The title refers to what Atwood calls the central preoccupations of Canadian poetry and fiction: survival and victims. Resources, index. 287 pp. Fine in very good dust jacket - while this has been reprinted many times in paperback, it is uncommon in hardcover in either printing. .ISBN # 0-88784-7137
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