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Howard O'Hagan's Tay John: Making New World Myth

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Title: Howard O'Hagan's Tay John: Making New World Myth
Author: Fee, Margery
Subject Keywords Howard O'Hagan;tall tales;unreliable narration;elegiac romance;myth
Issue Date: 1986
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2009-08-04
Publisher Canadian Literature
Citation: Margery Fee. "Howard O'Hagan's Tay John: Making New World Myth." Canadian Literature 110 (1986): 8-27.
Abstract: In making the point that no story is complete, O'Hagan undermines to varying degrees several dominant and interconnected Western ideologies: idealism, Christianity, patriarchy, class and capitalism. He also shows how a borrowed indigenous myth can be adapted to immigrant needs in a way that will distinguish Canadian novels from others.
Affiliation: Arts, Faculty ofEnglish, Department of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/11676
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Faculty

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