Ice and Fire: Dispatches from the New World, 1988-1998

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arsenal pulp press, 1998 - 200页

"Ice and Fire" is a collection of nonfiction narratives from award-winning writer Stephen Osborne, who retains an abiding sense that the places and the people he encounters are still to be discovered. Negotiating the Trans-Canada Highway near Moncton during a whiteout, visiting Timothy Eaton's grave in Toronto, leaving offerings of tobacco at a Nez Perce battleground, drinking with his Japanese mentor in a revolving bar in Vancouver while debating Buddhism vs. class struggle?for Osborne, all of these are occasions to conjure our time and our place. Ice and fire are extremes of a Canadian North, from which several of these dispatches are written. But Osborne's special insight is that Kamloops, New Glasgow and even Toronto are as unknowable as Pangnirtung. We live in a country that can claim the world's only souvenir police force, and whose analogue is a department store; a country that believes itself to be part of a New World, even though people have lived here for ten thousand years. Smart, funny, moving, and full of wonder and surprise, the dispatches in "Ice and Fire" illuminate a very old world striving to make itself new.

 

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Aruba
12
Anatol
21
Turning the Wheel
34
Encyclopedia of the New World
50
Ice Storm
56
Pile of Bones
64
The Man Who Stole Christmas
83
Lawn Vité
94
After the War
107
Tales of the City
113
BullsEye of the Dominion
119
The Life of the Mind
126
Yevtushenko in Oklahoma
162
ICE AND FIRE
168
Kadluna
180
Ice and Fire
187

Snow
100

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作者简介 (1998)

Stephen Osborne is the publisher of Geist, an award-winning cultural magazine in Canada, and the co-founder of Arsenal Pulp Press.

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