By Jason Blake
Hockey occupies a famous position within the Canadian cultural lexicon, as evidenced via the wealth of hockey-centred tales and novels released inside of Canada. during this intriguing new paintings, Jason Blake takes readers on a thematic trip via Canadian hockey literature, reading 5 universal issues - nationhood, the hockey dream, violence, nationwide id, and family members - as they seem in hockey fiction.
Blake examines the paintings of such authors as Mordecai Richler, David Adams Richards, Paul Quarrington, and Richard B. Wright, arguing research of latest hockey fiction exposes a dating with the nationwide recreation. instead of the storybook chuffed finishing universal in activities literature of earlier generations, Blake reveals that modern fiction portrays hockey as an often-glorified game that during truth results in damaged lives and ironic outlooks. the 1st e-book to concentration solely on hockey in print, Canadian Hockey Literature is an obtainable paintings that demanding situations well known perceptions of a much-beloved nationwide pastime.
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