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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: New Canadian Library (Aug. 5 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771093586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771093586
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.8 x 19.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Canada should stage a coming-of-age party this year. We have produced two novels of the full stature of manhood [including] Hugh MacLennan's Two Solitudes ... Here is the substance of Canada, her countryside, her cities, her conflicting cultures, and, above all, her people."

"Two Solitudes is the most impressive book that comes within my range this year ... The general theme of the meeting of the two cultures is excellent."

About the Author

A major 20th century Canadian author, Hugh MacLennan was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, in 1907. His seven novels and many essays and travel books present a chronicle of Canada that often mediates between the old world of its European cultural heritage and the new world of American vitality and materialism. Among his many honours, he won five Governor General’s Awards. Hugh MacLennan died in Montreal in 1990.

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There is no Canadian who should not have read and decades later re-read this wonderful book presenting ongoing truths about the cultural split in Canada and offering hope, maybe, for our pluralistic future.
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I decided to re-read this book because of Canada Reads .It is still as fresh and pertinent as in 1945 .My maternal side of the family settled in Quebec in 1679 and my grandfather was a soldier in the First World War -I felt as if I was reading their story .
I would recommend this book to anyone new to Quebec and to English and French Quebecers .It will ring true .
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Maclennan's novel is probably most notable for its title, which remains a term which is used to describe the condition of English & French Canada in relation to each other.

As a novel, the book itself is more uneven. The story starts out in compelling enough fashion as MacLennan skilfully sets up the internal conflicts of Quebec and English Canada and unfolds their various layers. Unfortunately, MacLennan stylistically is awkward, enough to be distracting at times. Also, the story becomes less compelling as it gets into its later stages, becoming a rather uninteresting romance, among other things.

The bottom line is that this book is worth reading, but there's no compelling reason to feel guilty if you don't.
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As a fairly new Canadian - we arrived here in 1981 - this was a great description of what differences and distrust was felt between the two nations. The Welsh experienced the same problems before the 1970's - since then the language and the culture has been encouraged with Welsh high schools being built and many more people learning the language. Also the existence of such class prejudice was revealing to me - we have enjoyed the comparative classlessness of Canada compared to Britain but I was aware it did exist - old money always talking - however this was very revealing. It showed the sad fact that people are the victims of their prejudices and some are unable to abandon them.
A good educational enjoyable read.
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