By Paul Simpson-Housley, Glen Norcliffe
In 1759, Voltaire in Candide said Canada as "quelques arpents de neige." For numerous centuries, the picture prevailed and was once the single most often utilized by poets, writers, and illustrators. Canada used to be perceived and portrayed as a chilly, not easy, and unforgiving land. this used to be no longer a land for the fainthearted. Canada has yieled its wealth in simple terms reluctantly, whereas periodically threatening lifestyles itself with its monitors of fury. researching its good looks and hidden assets calls for persistence and perseverance. a couple 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. incorporated 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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Taylor, William Henry. 1913. Canadian Seasons, Spring: Summer: Autumn: Winter: With a Medley of Reveries in Verse and Prose and Other Curios, 63-64. Toronto: published by author. Watt, Frank. 1966. , Nationalism in Canada. Toronto: McGraw-Hill. 3 "The Kindling Touch of Imagination5: Charles William Jefferys and Canadian Identity Brian S. Osborne ART As COMMUNICATION Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, geographic expansionism, a new Canadian political identity, and a national historiography were accompanied by a search for images appropriate for an increasingly self-confident young nation (Berger 1970; Harper 1974; Osborne 1988; Reid 1973).
Many of the journeyman illustrators produced what they were commissioned to produce. Others, however, were very aware of the power of their medium, and particular themes became increasingly common in the popular works of illustration. W. Jefferys (1869-1951) was undoubtedly the most prolific and certainly the most focused in his attempt to advance a distinctive image of Canada and further a national identity. In this chapter, Jefferys's works will be considered in the context of the iconography of communications and its role in creating a better understanding of the development of regional and national identity.
A Few Acres of Snow by Paul Simpson-Housley, Glen Norcliffe